Managing Your Dog's Weight Fat has more than twice the calories per gram of protein or carbs, so the amount you feed should be limited. Fat, however, is also what satisfies the appetite best. A diet that is too low in fat will leave your dog feeling hungry all the time, making it harder for you to stick to the diet plan and potentially leading to food-stealing or even poop-eating. It's better to feed a diet with moderate fat and reduce the portion size as needed rather than feeding a low-fat diet. If you are feeding kibble or other dry food, look for a minimum of 25 percent protein. More is better: generally, the higher the protein, the lower the carbs. There is no harm in feeding high protein diets to puppies, seniors, or healthy adult dogs; there are only a few specific health conditions that require protein to be limited. For more details and advice on ways to manage your dog's weight, purchase Whole Dog Journal's ebook, Weight & Fitness Handbook . Whole Dog Journal Blog Winter, and Dog Love and Loss This has been a rough month or so for my dog-loving friends. Dempsey the Boxer lost his fight with cancer just before Christmas. His owner summoned a veterinarian to put him out of his pain, but said that there was barely a flicker of life left in him by the time the vet arrived. Read More...
Here is the full Oregonian article...
Here is the Full Video
|Dogs Forest Fun Runs: a business dedicated to helping dogs stay healthy|
THE BIGGEST DOGGIE WEIGH DOWN(TM):
KOIN6 has taken it live: Challenge and Fund Raiser for Dove Lewis & Oregon Humane Society:
Vet approved. We design programs appropriate for the dog that needs to lose weight. Over weight dogs have poor health, can get diabetes and are uncomfortable: which creates more vet visits. Forest runs will help your dog lose weight safely and live longer with natural exercise. On every run, a percentage of the proceeds will be given to both non profits. Awards and winners will be announced at the end.!!!!
To sign up: call Jill 503-806-3590 or go to www.dogfunrun.com