Have you tried and failed to slim your overweight cat or dog? These could be the reasons why and how to overcome them!
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Reduced energy output
Not being ‘treat aware!’
So how to avoid these common diet pitfalls?
Discourage scavenging by keeping your dog on a lead during walks and ensure food dropped at mealtimes is quickly cleared away.
Be active, keep up the play and exercise with your pet to burn off those calories. If you can’t enlist friends, family and perhaps your local dog walker to help you.
Keep a weight loss chart but don’t obsess over results week by week, an overall downward trend is what you are looking for. If a plateau is ongoing try to resolve with another small reduction in food and an increase in activity.
If you still cannot put your finger on why successful weight loss is proving elusive, speak to your vet to eliminate any medical causes. You could even employ technology to help you. There are various home surveillance apps or pet activity trackers on the market which may help shed some light.
If you have previously tried and failed to slim your pet, we would love to help. Join our free diet club today and we will be with you every step of the way to get your cat or dog get back down to their ideal weight.