Is your feline looking frumpy? Has your dog overindulged? Try these tips to get your pet feeling healthy and slender again!
- Fuel up!
Feed your pet a high-quality food. Do your own research and don’t be afraid to consult an expert at one of our local food retailers.
- Too much?
Are you overfeeding your pet? Many of us do. Stick with suggested portions on labels. And keep in mind that better food typically means less food.
- Try new treats.
We think our pet loves his high calorie, high fat treats- but he might just love the ritual around getting it! Substitute fresh veggies like peas and green beans for commercial treats- just check with your vet first to make sure your choices are non-toxic to pets.
- Say Namaste today.
Sign up for a Doga class. Just do it. Oh, the fun you’ll have- doing a downward dog…WITH your dog!
- Keep it classy.
Try something new! Sign up for a basic agility class, a freestyle dance lesson, a pet-friendly workout session in the park.
- Will work for food.
Pets actually love a challenge. Try food puzzles or simply toss pieces of kibble for your pet to chase and gather. Fun, stimulating, and confidence building!
- Schedule Play Time
Make play a priority by building it into your daily activities.
- Put me down!
It’s hard not to carry cute small dogs and cats, but you’ll be doing them a favor by encouraging walking and stretching. And, you’ll avoid potential behavioral problems that come from carrying too much.
- Start small.
Create attainable goals that you and your pet can stick to, and you won’t get discouraged.
- Have FUN!
Choose activities that are enjoyable- for you and your best friend!
Always check with a veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet or exercise routine.