Dr. Courtney Campbell's tips on how to keep prevent pet obesity.
Tips to Prevent Pet Obesity - Home & Family
It’s important to continue to connect with your pet, and giving treats is a nice way to do that but be aware that treats shouldn’t be more than 10% of daily ration!
- Break up their treats into smaller treats, so you’re rewarding them with little bits at a time.
- Choose healthier, alternative treats that will fill them up but aren’t as high calorically. Like Cauliflower, apples, carrots, green beans, watermelon (for dogs)
- A Feed 2x a day so you can observe their eating patterns and don’t leave food out for free grazing!
- Feed based on what the bag of food recommends but remember that those calculations are for dogs/cats that are at their most active. If yours are more sedentary, feed less.