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How a prescription diet can help your dog lose weight!

Obese Dog

Nutrition plays a huge role in the overall wellbeing of our pets, especially those who may be carrying a little extra weight.

Obesity in our pets dramatically increases the risk of diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, arthritis and many types of cancer. The most recent scientific data reveals that moderate excess weight alone actually shortens dog’s life expectancy by as much as two years!

One of the most effective ways to reduce your dog’s weight and get them into a healthy weight range is by using a prescription weight loss diet. We recommend Royal Canin Satiety or Hills Metabolic. These foods, when fed at the appropriate amounts, can help your pet shed those dangerous extra kilos with ease and is safe to be fed long term to help keep the weight off.

Key benefits:

These diets are precisely formulated for safe and effective weight loss and successful long term weight management in dogs. With a specific high fibre blend, they reduce the consumption of food and decrease undesirable begging behaviours. They also have high protein which allows for healthy weight loss while maintaining muscle mass. By feeding these diets, your dog will effectively and safely shed the kilos and stay fuller for longer!

How it works:

  • Unique high fibre diet
  • High in protein for healthy weight loss while marinating muscle mass
  • Complete & balanced nutrition so can be fed long-term
  • An objective of losing 1-3% body weight per week is generally achievable over the first 3 months
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight range when fed long term
  • Economical as a smaller volume of food is fed, meaning your bag will last you longer

If your vet has recommended weight loss for your dog, these diets are great ways to kick start this important journey to improving your pet’s heath. We can help tailor a diet for them with daily feeding amounts so they can reach their weight loss goals efficiently, and we also offer free weight check in nurse appointments to track their success!

TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING YOUR PETS DIET

  • Mix increasing amounts of your pets new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period as demonstrated in the below graphic to reduce stomach upsets when introducing a new food.
  • The size of the biscuits are larger than average dog kibble, so it may take some time for your pet to adjust, but be sure to give the food a proper trial before giving up
  • If your pet refuses the food after you have tried to slowly transition, there is a money-back guarantee so please get in touch with us to see if you are eligible
  • Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.

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