5 tips to maintain your pet at a good weight
Sep 01 2022
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- Dog •
For dogs and cats, obesity is just as dangerous as it is for humans. These tips will help you keep your pet at a good weight. And always consult your vet too.
1. Measure what your pet eats
Measure out what your pet's food and ask your vet about the ideal weight for your pet. With this information and the charts on the packaging, you can calculate how many grams of food your pet needs every day. Distribute this amount over at least 2 meals a day.
2. Tactical snacks
Many of the dog snacks and cat treats available are very high in calories. Treats often contain a lot of fat and sugar. So, choose a healthier variant, with ingredients and additives which really contribute to your pet's health.
Our natural dog snacks and healthy cat treats contain as many natural ingredients as possible. And we don't add any sugar, salt or artificial aromas, colourings or flavourings. Our salmon and chicken strips contain very little fat, for example, but are packed with salmon and chicken. A super healthy alternative for those high-calorie treats!
3. Know what your pet eats
With food too, it's important to know exactly what it contains. Often food is packed with ingredients and additives that only increase the number of calories, without contributing to the health of your dog or cat. Our products always have labels showing exactly what the dog and cat food contains.
4. Exercising in all weather
Exercise is super important for dogs and cats. So, get into the routine of making time to exercise with your pet. For dogs, this means a long walk. You dog needs a longer walk at least once a day, particularly if they are indoors the rest of the time. Walk briskly and continue a few blocks more. When you see your dog getting fitter, you can gradually intensify the walk.
5. Fun games
Outdoor cats usually get enough exercise every day. Cats who spend their days indoors are a different story. Fortunately, there are lots of outdoor activities they can do indoors!
Climbing is essential for a cat and it's good for their claws. So, make sure you provide a scratching post for your cat. The advantage of most climbing towers is that there are lots of places where your cat can rest.
You can also simulate hunting indoors. What about a ball of paper, a feather, a spring or bells on a rope? Laser lights are another favourite with many cats. Shine it higher up the wall, so that your cat needs to jump to 'catch' the light.