|People who over-nourish their bodies tend to treat their pets the same way. Slender dogs typically live longer lives, so keep your pooch on the right track with these helpful practices:
1. Keep track of who in the family is feeding the dog each day. It is not uncommon for a canine to be overfed simply because of a lack of communication among owners. 2. Do not put an overweight pet on a crash diet. Focus on long-term steady weight loss. 3. Check the food and treat labels and know what your dog is eating. 4. As your dog ages, adjust portions accordingly. 5. Know that certain breeds are more prone to weight gain. 6. Replace table scraps with low-calorie dog treats.
Emma Zemba is a co-founder of FidoDogTreats.com which offers a wide selection of healthy treats, chews, bones and biscuits.
June 23rd, 2010