I have a 7 yr old ridgeback that has backed on a few extra pounds. I put her on Purina One weight control and cut back her intake by one cup, but it doesn't seem to be helping. Does anyone have any suggestions on a better diet food.
Probably a better food with a higher content of protein and less carbs would help her lose some weight. Just make sure you give her the recommended amount she should have more energy also. Just in case it is something medical maybe you should have her checked out for a thyroid problem. Orijen,Evo reduced fat,and Instinct (natures variety) are all great foods that could help her lose weight and they are all low in carbs.
When I have dealt with a really over weight dog, I fast them for a couple of days. I never use low calorie food, but just decrease the amount fed and will add brocolli or green beans. And I use carrots as treats. Increasing exercise will also help with weight loss. Increasing the muscle increases the calories burned.
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Exercise will help too. I have two old lady Pug dogs and they are chubby too. Esp. my little black one--TidBit. She is 9 years old and if a crumb falls on the floor--she will knock herself out to get it! I take them on nice long walks at least 5x a week. TidBit is always the one at my heals, behind, while the others run off and circles around me! My vet is happy her weight has been stable over the last few years, and not increasing! Maybe some dogs are genetically prone to be heavy--like I swear people are. Yes, overeating and lack of exercise play a role, but so does genetics.
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