Do you know what a healthy weight is for your dog? Check your dog’s optimal weight to find out if it’s underweight or overweight.
To calculate your dog’s optimum weight, start by measuring the circumference of your dog’s chest, from the bottom of their tail to the middle of their back. Add 6 inches and round down to the nearest whole number. The result is their ideal weight.
Overweight dogs need to eat less to maintain a healthy weight. Feeding them less food will let them eat less and lose weight. A diet of high-quality dry dog food with a balanced combination of meat, vegetables, and fruits will keep your dog at its optimal weight.
Underweight dogs are more susceptible to diseases and medical problems such as diabetes and arthritis. Dieting your dog to lose weight and improve its health may be difficult. It would help if you kept a close eye on your dog’s weight and blood work, especially at feeding time and the first sign of any disease or health problem. You should also take your dog to the vet if he or she becomes seriously out of balance.
Do you know what a bad diet is for your dog? It’s a bad diet because you are not giving your dog the food they need, especially the food you know or think is best for him. Prevent severe medical problems by giving your dog the right kind of food.