Whole Dog Journal Tips November 22, 2011

(Safe Canine Weight Loss #6) - Safe Canine Weight Loss Tips

As your dog ages and his metabolism slows, he may require fewer calories to maintain his weight. If you notice weight gain, adjust his food accordingly, and if you’re concerned about him not getting adequate nutritional support, see your veterinarian. On the flip side, if he’s losing weight, that could signal an underlying illness. Consult your veterinarian before you increase his rations.

And don’t forget daily walks and games of fetch as part of his weight-management routine. Your aging dog may not appear as interested in exercise – but don’t let that keep you from giving it to him.

For more details and advice on ways to manage your dog’s weight, purchase Whole Dog Journal’s ebook, Managing Your Dog’s Weight.