By Dr. Andrew Jones
This being a New Year brings about many a people talking about WHAT they will be changing.
One of the more common ones is about weight…as in losing some of it, and keeping it off.
The same thing can be applied to our pets- up to 50% of our dogs and cats are overweight.
A little extra weight is fine for some, BUT it can make certain diseases much worse, such as arthritis, and make your pet prone to other conditions such as diabetes.
Yes I talk about this.
And even know about the consequences.
But I have a….
She is old, sleeps 90% of the time, and LOVES food.
So I give her what she wants..
But she is getting fatter.
I can see HOW for many clients this is really difficult.
You want your pet to be happy, food makes them happy..so you feed them…but perhaps too much.
There are a few things that you can do now to help your pet LOSE the weight, but KEEP eating and stay happy.
1. MORE protein. I have always had the best results on elevated protein diets, which include at least 50% canned, raw food.
2. Cut out the treats, especially the high carbohydrate ones, commit to exercising your dog twice daily for at least 30 minutes, and feed only the measured amount of food based on your pet’s weight
3. Colostrum. Colostrum has been shown to help with weight loss by increasing muscle mass. The increased muscle leads to increased metabolism, and loss of fat. Increasing numbers of athletes are using colostrum; it is a safe nutrient to consider adding to your overweight pet’s diet.
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
P.S. I am now only feeding my fat cat Gussie a small measured amount of carbohydrate’ kibble, and mostly canned food. IF you are to do ONLY one thing it is to feed your pets LESS kibble, and actual protein as a food source.
P.P.S. My supplements, Ultimate Canine and Ultimate Feline contain colostrum, but I have been not been regularly giving it to Gussie. I have started again, and I’ll keep you updated on her weight loss story..
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