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One of the best ways to lose weight, and maintain the weight loss is consistency. Nearly 50% of pets are overweight in the US. By staying on a consistent schedule, everyone knows what to expect, when to expect it, and nothing is overlooked or doubled up which helps a dog lose and then maintain a perfect weight. Hill’s® Science Diet® has a great online tool to help you determine if your pet is overweight.
In a recent post, I shared a sample of the daily schedule at our house. Of course, life happens and we don’t hold our schedule down to the minute every day, but we do consistently do the same things at about the same time almost every day of the week. Keeping track of your own activities on a calendar such as the 10 Week Turnaround Calender can be a helpful tool.
One key component to health is good rest. It may seem foolish as we dogs nap a lot, but we like to have a set bed and wake up time. If Mom is busy in the evening, we often go up to bed on our own when it is bedtime. We also like to get up around the same time every day.
Quality food, such as the Perfect Weight Formula, in the correct amount is very important for your dog! Never free feed a dog! Always measure out the correct amount of food for your dog and put it in their bowl. If you are unsure how much to feed your dog, check with the feeding instructions on the bag or ask your veterinarian. Test the amount on your pet. If your dog is extremely active, he may need a bit more food, less active dogs may need slightly less. Don’t simply guess, measure it out. Use a measuring cup, not just a scoop.
Stick to your exercise routine every day! We know when we are due for a walk, run, tracking, or nose work and we expect it. Staying active will keep your pup happier and healthier, not to mention aid in weight loss! Don’t let excuses get in the way! If you always walk in the morning but the weather is bad, go for a walk, but maybe cut it short. Remember to keep your dog mentally fit as well. Add some indoor games for mental stimulation if the weather is bad. You and your dog will both be better off by staying on track!
Always remember, weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint. Healthy dog weight loss takes time and effort! 70% of dogs and cats who used Science Diet Perfect Weight lost weight within the first ten weeks.
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