Archive for November, 2010

Is your dog overweight? Chances are you are too!

Friday, November 19th, 2010

If your looking and thinking that your pet (insert name here) needs to lose a few pounds, this blog may be just for you.  Typically animals (and people) become overweight because we are eating too much, and not exercising enough, so why not loose a few pounds together?

The first thing is to monitor how much your dog is eating, do you feed it a couple of small meals everyday? Leave the food out for it? While your thinking about this, how is your diet? Are you eating large meals full of empty calories, or healthy fruits, vegetables, and lean meats?

Next, is your dog getting enough exercise? If your dog is in a cage all day while you are at work or laying on the couch, chances are that it’s not.  Also, letting him/her outside to use the bathroom is not exercise! Try getting up 20-30 minutes earlier and take your dog for a walk in the morning before work, and again at night before you go to bed.  This will be a nice time to bond with your pet, but also help the both of you add some exercise to your daily routine.