Healthy Weight Challenge — happy to report another loss for Fritz — Week 3 weigh-in!
Guest Blog by Dr. Donna Spector
Fritz is the first participant enrolled in the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge on THE EXPERT VET of the RADIO PET LADY NETWORK. Since starting Halo’s Healthy Weight Challenge, Fritz has continued to experience steady weight loss — he shed another 1.3 pounds this week. He has reached a more svelte 46.2 pounds in just 3 weeks!
Fritz is eating Halo’s Healthy Weight Turkey & Duck Recipe and canned Spot’s Stew Wholesome Chicken as his main diet. He is also getting some zucchini and other fresh veggies to control his desire for treats.
How is your dog’s weight loss going?
Weekly Weight Loss Tip: First, consider switching to a lower calorie kibble that still has excellent high quality wholesome ingredients (like Halo’s Healthy Weight!). Also make sure you understand where your dog might be picking up extra calories. Households that have children often have an abundance of calories on the floor around high chairs or under the dining room table. If this sounds like your house, consider keeping your dog out of the kitchen and dining room at dinner time. This can be an ideal time to settle your dog into their own space with a food dispensing toy for a zucchini treat!
Sometimes the culprit is a friendly neighbor who keeps a pocket full of treats. Another kibosh to weight loss is the scavenger dog who eats everything they can get their mouth on outside — including feces of other animals or other things that may contribute a significant amount of calories. For these dogs you should consider leashed, supervised time outside or the use of a basket-style muzzle to prevent them from picking up unwanted calories!
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