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- Skip or eliminate human food scraps as treats
- Read pet food package directions to determine correct feeding quantity for your pet's size and breed.
- Consider your pet's activity level when establishing a feeding quantity. Adjust accordingly for couch potatoes as well as for your highly physically active pups.
- When using training treats for motivation and reward, select low-calorie, low-fat choices such as TerraPaws, rather than cheese or hotdogs. The latter may be tantalizing, but it will have a negative affect on your pup's waistline, unless appropriate exercise is added to his regimen.
- When filling Kongs for quiet, alone time, use high-fiber, high-protein choices. Perfect fillings that may be available now are your leftover sweet potatoes (mashed) mixed with some leftover white meat turkey or kibble.
- Compare your dog's kibble to better brands for an educational experience that may find you choosing another brand. We recommend Organix by Castor and Pollux to help your pet avoid the unhealthy toxins found in traditionally produced meats, fruits and vegetables.
- Add an extra long walk to your daily activity and be sure to take Fido along. Not only will you work on both of your healthy waistlines, you'll also bond in ways you may not have imagined.
Pet obesity graphic produced by Matt Beswick for Pet365 - a UK stockist of dog jackets, collars and accessories. Click here to view the full post.
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