Today, dogs are fatter than ever! It is estimated that 40% of our faithful friends are either overweight or obese. So are we killing our dogs with kindness? It’s a well known fact that obesity can contribute to certain health issues, including… A shortened lifespan, disease of the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, rheumatism and arthritis. The overweight animal cannot tolerate warm weather, is less able to exercise and will generally have less fun than a lean, healthy pet.
Ron’s Pet Supplies in conjunction with Burns Pet Foods are committed to help your four legged friend lose those unsightly pounds/kg and put your pet on the right track to a longer, healthier life. We truly believe we have the right tools for the job!
Many owners are surprised when they are told that their pet is overweight. The easiest way to tell is by feeling the ribcage. The ribs should be easily and clearly felt with little flesh between the fingers when you pinch the skin. Specialist or veterinary diets for weight control are usually high in fibre (cellulose which is indigestible plant material) to reduce the digestibility of the food. These foods are an expensive way of producing faeces.
Burns Weight Control+ Recipe for dogs can be helpful in the control of obesity. Oats have a higher fibre than rice which means that the higher fibre level is due to the food ingredients themselves rather than an ‘additive’.
Like the other Burns adult formulations, Burns Weight Control+ is low in fat and protein. The high digestibility means that the dog can feel satisfied by a small volume of food. Burns is intended to ensure excellent general health and part of that is ensuring the weight is correct. Management of obesity in dogs is by feeding Burns Weight Control+ according to the Burns feeding programme. Vegetables (cooked and raw) can safely be included to help fill the dog if you think that is needed. It is important to check the weight regularly to ensure that the weight reduction programme is on course. It is better to lose weight slowly than rapidly – 1/2 lb per week for a small dog up to 2lb a week for a large dog.
If you think your dog would benefit from losing weight and could do with a healthier way of life then come and join us at Ron’s Pets where we can put your dog on a weight reduction programme. We will give you the best advise on how to achieve your dogs ideal weight, we will regularly weigh your dog on our new pet weighing scales and keep a record of his or hers progress. As we said before we are committed to help your pets.
This is a FREE service offered to anybody that would like to help there dog lose weight.