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Dog Weight Loss Support

Weight Management

Weight loss is tough for anyone – two- or four-legged! However, losing weight and getting in shape can not only add not years to your dog’s life, but it can also make those extra years more enjoyable. 

Theoretically, weight loss seems simple enough: fewer calories in plus more calories out equals weight loss. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as that.

You should never put your dog on a diet without the assistance of your veterinary healthcare team. There may be an underlying medical condition that is causing or contributing to your dog’s excess weight. 

Exercise Support

Nutritional Support

There are a number of weight control diets available at pet stores that work well for a dog who only needs to lose a small amount of weight. However, these diets are often not as effective as veterinary weight loss diets if a dog needs to lose a significant amount of weight or if your dog has other medical conditions.

When you are introducing a new diet to your dog, you should allow about a week to make the transition. To minimize digestive upsets, mix the new diet in with the old diet in gradually increasing proportions.

Overweight animals are at a greater risk of musculoskeletal injury given increased loading forces on limbs. Therefore, weight loss can be an important part of rehabilitative nutrition.

Hydrotherapy for weightloss

If your dog is 60% or more overweight they might struggle with any form of exercise. Swimming burns 75% more calories than walking and it is thought that 5 minutes of swimming is the equivalent of 5 miles of off lead exercises

Discover your dog's nutritional needs

Enter figures in the Nutritional Calculator below to get a tailored Nutrition Report

Nutritional Calculator

Individual pet needs can vary by as much as 50% from calculated values however this calculator provides starting points for estimating the amount of food to be provided daily. All weight management plans should be in consultation with your registered vet.

What is your dog's target weight as recommended by your Vet?

How far each day does your dog walk - don't over estimate!

On your dog food how many kcals per 100g are stated?

Nutritional Report

Resting Energy Requirement: 0kcal
With no exercise your dog needs this many calories per day

Active Energy Requirement: 0kcal
Accounting for exercise your dog needs these calories per day

Dietary Energy Requirement: 0kcal
A 30% reduction in calories will aid weight loss

Total Daily Food Weight: nang daily
Based on the current food you should feed your dog this much food

Allocated Food Weight: nang daily as food
We suggest using 75% of the allocation as food

Allocated Treats Weight: nang daily as treats
We suggest using 25% of the allocation as treats