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Keeping your dog healthy and at the perfect weight is difficult. It’s difficult to manage my own weight and eat healthy all the time! So, adding in the care and fitness of your furry family is a challenge and a burden on your time. Overweight dogs and cats are much more prevalent than you think (50% of pets are overweight)! So how can you make it easier? Here are my tips and tricks.
I have to workout in order to stay healthy. While I love yoga and going to a spin studio, I try to schedule at least three workouts every week, outside. I take my pups on these workouts with me so they also get a great workout in. I love to walk, hike and run with my dogs. They love it too. The photo above is them waiting for me to get their leashes ready to head out.
I make the process easy on myself and have everything we need by the door or already in the car. I keep leashes, a water bowl and pre-filled water bottle, as well as wipes (for their paws post walk) tucked under the backseat of my car. We’re ready to go on an adventure at any moment. I use an attachment on the leashes that hold waste bags. The above picture is my girl Roxy at the top of a mountain. She loves exploring peaks and letting the wind blow in her fur. You can learn more about pet exercise here.
This is my Summit…who would rather keep all four paws on the ground than climb a peak. But he loves being outside and loves going wherever his family goes.
Another important part of maintaining the perfect weight for your pet is what you feed them. If your pets needs to lose a few pounds, it’s important to find a food that will allow them to do so, while providing the nutrition they need. Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight food (available for both dogs and cats) allows your pet to find their perfect weight in 10 weeks. It’s balance nutrition, easy to digest and it’s available for any size dog! Want to learn more? Click here.