Tips to help manage your dog's weight

Maintaining your dog at an ideal weight, with visible waist and minimal rib fat, promotes longer, healthier lives and reduces various health risks. Effective weight loss involves reducing caloric intake, opting for high-protein diets, monitoring progress, and limiting treats while being consistent and patient.

Weight Management in Dogs: Key Points

Ideal Body Condition:

Dogs should have a visible waist and minimal fat covering the ribs. Use body condition scoring tables for assessment.

Caloric Reduction:

Effective weight loss typically requires reducing caloric intake by 1/3. Exercise alone is insufficient.

  • Monitor and Adjust: Aim for a weight loss of 1% of the starting body weight per week and adjust feeding amounts to maintain this rate, avoiding excessive loss that may result in muscle depletion.

Diet Tips:

High-protein, high-moisture diets can aid weight loss and muscle maintenance. Opt for balanced all-life-stage diets.

Treats and Meals:

Limit treats to 10% of daily caloric intake and consider high-fiber vegetables for satiety. Feeding multiple smaller meals can assist with weight loss.

Consistency and Patience:

Weight loss takes time and dedication, but it's crucial for your dog's health and longevity.


Just like building any good habit, consistency is key.


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The amount of food your dog requires depends on their age, weight, activity level, and overall health. We recommend consulting with a veterinarian to determine your dog's ideal weight and using that number in our Online Feeding Calculator or our Starter Box form.

Yes, all of our meals are formulated to meet AAFCO standards, and we work with a team of veterinary nutritionists to ensure our meals are nutritionally complete and balanced.

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