If Your Pooch Has a Paunch Healthy Starts Here
The days are shorter, leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler – it’s FIDO’s favorite time of year –not too hot and not cold means more trips to the doggy park and games of fetch! (And then well-earned naps on the hall steps in the sunshine too.)
We all want to keep our furry friends healthy and vibrant for as long as possible, and what we feed FIDO , especially if they need to shed a few pounds, plays a critical part in doing just that. That’s where Petcurean comes in. They shared these helpful tips with us on how to help manage FIDO’s (and Fluffy’s) weight.
- Evaluate your pet’s current weight: Weigh your pet at the vet’s office or with your home bathroom scale and check it against this Body Score chart to help you determine the current status of your pet’s weight.
- Diet: An important rule you should keep in mind when managing your pet’s weight is restricting treats and resisting the urge to give them table scraps. These items make it hard for you to regulate what your pet is eating. For dogs, you can feed them a weight loss recipe with reduced calories. This option allows your pup to eat the same volume of food they’re used to eating, but with less calories. Petcurean’s GO! Fit + Free makes a great diet feeding option with a protein-rich, lower carb recipe. Alternatively, you can simply cut back on the amount of food you’re currently feeding. To ensure your dog still feels full after these smaller meals, you can add canned pumpkin or green beans as a fiber-rich and healthy topper. Cats do the best on low carb canned recipes since the wet food not only promotes weight reduction, but also helps cats feel fuller. GO! Fit + Free also offers canned recipes for cats.
- Physical activity: Decreased food intake should be accompanied by increased physical activity. Track your pet’s weight through weekly weigh ins. A rapid decline in weight can be harmful to your pet. As you monitor their progress, continue to check them against the body score chart. That will tell you when your pet’s weight goals have been reached!
FIDO has been a fan of this Canadian company for a long time. They use only premium-quality, market-fresh meats, veggies, fruits and berries and they take pet health very seriously.
This is one of the things we like best about Petcurean. The Petcurean Centre for Health & Nutrition section of their website. Their motto – “We all want our cats and dogs to lead happy, healthy lives. We’re here to help you, with easy to understand information about their daily care and feeding.” This wonderful resource section features topics like feeding your FIDO, healthy concerns, nutritional FAQ’s and tons more. It’s a must visit wealth of information and a great example of Petcurean’s commitment to keeping our best friends healthy and happy for a long time.
And speaking of healthy, yummy (we lick our bowls clean!) pet food , we wag for the freshness of Petcurean GO! Fit + Free - MAXIMUM MEAT PROTEIN WITH ZERO GRAINS OR GLUTEN - Premium-quality meat proteins are the first six ingredients in GO! FIT + FREE™. In fact, FIT + FREE has the most meat of any GO! recipe. A protein-rich, lower carb diet helps your dog stay strong, healthy and fit. Puppy, Adult, and Senior recipes are available too – that gets an all-around TWO PAWS UP from FIDO!
We also love the Petcurean guarantee - It doesn't happen very often, but if your pet refuses to eat one of their foods or has a physical issue with a Petcurean recipe, just return the bag to the local pet specialty store where it was purchased (with your receipt). You will receive a full refund, or an exchange for another Petcurean product.
Visit their website for information about all their wonderful products and check out this heartwarming video too!
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