While obesity continues to remain an ongoing issue for humans, it is just as important to address for overweight dogs. Like humans, overweight pups are more at risk for health problems like diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases and more. But exercise alone is not going to remedy the issue. Maintaining a healthy diet and portioning treats is necessary to help get dogs to a healthy weight and lifestyle.
And like any good thing in life, this takes time. Quickly changing diets and jumping into an intense workout routine is ineffective, and it can be dangerous for dogs. Introduce a new diet, whether it has premium ingredients, like Elevate Premium Dog Food, or is designed to promote body conditioning, like ORIJEN Fit & Trim, in increments to dogs. This plus exercise activities, like more walks/runs, incorporated at a steady pace will help dogs properly adjust to the change and maintain it until it becomes second nature. And adding supplemental foods, like Halo’s Condition-Specific Supplemental Foods, will help boost a healthier lifestyle for dogs, especially as they age and become less active.
While all dogs are different and the amount to give depends on the dog, these products specifically support a healthy diet that can be gradually introduced to dogs because they offer the right nutritional mix for their dietary needs as they age. Balanced with exercise, dogs can get in shape and stay in shape for a longer, better quality of life.
Fromm Weight Management Gold for Dogs
Designed for weight reduction or weight maintenance, Fromm Weight Management Gold features a blend of select proteins and wholesome ingredients together with L-carnitine to help control caloric intake without sacrificing other valuable nutrients. For pet parents looking for grain-free weight management solutions, Fromm Gold Coast offers a grain-free ocean fish recipe as well.
ORIJEN Fit & Trim
Overweight dogs and cats need a protein-rich diet with limited calories to promote peak body conditioning. Fat and carbohydrate-limited with a unique blend of fiber from pumpkin, apples and squash, ORIJEN Fit & Trim is packed with nourishing meat protein from free-run poultry, wild-caught fish and nest-laid eggs delivered fresh or raw in WholePrey ratios. Fit & Trim is a naturally delicious way to promote peak body conditioning in all dogs and cats.
Halo Condition-Specific Supplemental Foods
Halo’s condition-specific daily “supplemental foods” are formulated to address a specific condition while also supporting the overall health, aging and wellness of a dog. The new line is NASC-certified and includes Joint & Hip Support, Senior Dog Defense, Sensitive Stomach, Skin & Coat Support and Immune Support.
Calm My Digestion
Calm My Digestion is a fast-acting, unscented spray to support healthy weight or for occasional or chronic digestive concerns. Additional benefits can be seen with long-term use. Calm My Digestion is organic, unscented, alcohol-free and glycerin-free.
Elevate Premium Dog Food
With real meat as the first ingredient of the four savory Elevate recipes, the premium nutrition is available in dry kibble or wet canned options. Each recipe is crafted in the U.S. and influenced by the national park that shares its name. The recipes include Acadia (deboned chicken, turkey and duck), Grand Teton (lamb and turkey), Smoky Mountain (pork and wild boar) and Yosemite (salmon). The recipes include an antioxidant blend containing dried seaweed, cranberries, spinach and blueberries, helping to support the immune system and healthy digestion, and rich sources of Omega-3 and 6 promote a healthy skin and coat.
GO! Fit & Free
GO! is a complete, nutrient-packed food with zero growth hormones, by-products or artificial preservatives. GO! Fit & Free features maximum meat protein with zero grains or gluten. Premium-quality meat proteins are the first six ingredients in the line, which includes Puppy, Adult and Senior recipes. For dogs, recipes include Grain Free Chicken, Turkey & Trout (for Puppy, Adult and Senior); Grain Free Chicken, Turkey & Duck Stew; and Chicken, Turkey & Trout stew. For cats, recipes include Grain Free Chicken, Turkey & Duck (also available in a pate); and Grain Free Chicken, Turkey & Trout stew.
NUTRO ULTRA Grain Free Dog Food
The new NUTRO ULTRA Grain Free Dog Food serves up a menu of elevated recipes, made for dogs’ refined taste. The grain-free recipes are creatively crafted with real animal protein, vegetables or fruit and delicious herbs to provide pets with the ultimate flavor experience.