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How can I put my dog on a diet?

07-28-2013, 04:54 AM   #1
1 Farm Girl
 

How can I put my dog on a diet?


My 4 year old Dachshund is overweight and I want to put him on a diet. What good dog foods can i feed him and what else can i do to help him?
 
07-28-2013, 04:54 AM   #2
3186
 
 

Feed the same food you have been feeding him. Just feed him less of it. And cut back (or eliminate) treats. And take him out for walks. Not too long at first - he needs to build up his endurance.
 
07-28-2013, 04:55 AM   #3
1 Farm Girl3218
 
 

As long as you are feeding him a high quality dog food, all you have to do is reduce his portions. If you don't measure out his meals and feed him at scheduled times, you need to start. Feeding twice a day is best, morning and evening. Eliminate all treats and scraps. Of course, exercise.Go to dogfoodanalysis.com, and use the index to find what kind of food you are currently feeding, and see if it is really any good. If not, look through the reviews to find a better brand. You should be feeding a 3 star or higher.
 
07-28-2013, 04:56 AM   #4
Bindi
 
 

First you need to have him tested by the vet to rule out medical issues like a thyroid condition. Then buy a high quality food like Innova, Merrick, Wellness or Fromm Four Star. Don't fall the the low fat diet gimmicks, they just have added carbs. Feed only the amount suggested for your dog's ideal weight. Split this amount between two meals. No human food and only one or two treats a day.
 
07-28-2013, 04:57 AM   #5
3AjaMarissaAshley30377
 
 

you can increase his walk, like 3 times a day for atleast 15 minsand also, Wellness has a diet food called wellness healthy weightits natural so no by product or corn and not crazy expensice and this website always offers coupons n wut notgo to the link and check it out, good luck!
 
07-28-2013, 04:58 AM   #6
Crack head Tony
 
 

I had to put my lab on a diet too. But actually, I found I was feeding him a lot of treats, although, I hadn't thought I was ~ one day, I counted all the 'tiny' treats I fed him and I was Amazed! When I put him on the diet I felt a bit bad therefore compensated by giving him a 'couple' more *which turned out to be Many treats.Anyway, I started feeding him a better food, which also means you don't have to feed as much. Plenty of walks and he is down 10 pounds !!
 
07-28-2013, 04:59 AM   #7
24k Go uy
 
 

My dog food bag tells me that my 2 small dogs eat 1 3/4 cup of food and my border collie gets 4-5cups depending on how active he is. I just follow the guidelines on the bag of food and my dogs are not over weight.
 
07-28-2013, 05:00 AM   #8
2 Happily Married Americans1284
 
 

You have two options1. Feed him less of his current food and eliminate treats and take him out for exercise more often. So it say 1-2 cups a day=if you feeding him 2 cups, cut back to 1 cup. If it say 1/2-1 cup=Then feed him a 1/2 per day.2. Change to a Weight Management formulation of dog food and eliminate treats and take him out for exercise more often
 
07-28-2013, 05:01 AM   #9
0465
 
 

Stick to the same food. check how much he should be feed per serving ..it will tell you on the back /side of tin or packet.Then remove about a handful which is about 2 ounces of the recommend amount to feed. Feed him either 2ce a day..splitting this food in 2 . Or once a day depending on what is best for you and your dog.No more snacksNo more treatsNo more table scrapsTake him on his walks 2ce a day for an hour. 45 mins walk 15 mins play each time.Always using weighing scales. Do not guess the food portion size.
 
07-28-2013, 05:02 AM   #10
24k Go uy
 
 

Increase your dogs' exercise and get him/her on a diet foor (i.e science diet w/d) If your dog is severely overweight it may be a good idea to ask your vet about slentrol.
 
 


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