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Spot The Signs of Overeating

Advice for your large and giant breed puppy

Now your puppy is in the Junior stages of its growth and development, it’s important to keep an eye on feeding amounts. Overfeeding your pup can lead to weight gain and poorly tums…

Problems associated with overweight dogs

Overweight dogs face a shorter life expectancy and are at greater risk of long-term health conditions. This can have a big impact on their quality of life, like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

 

Is your pup a greedy guts?

Is your puppy a guzzler? Do they finish their meals in a matter of seconds?

Introducing an anti-guzzling bowl could help your pup to slow down and make the most out of mealtimes. This will enable your pup to be  more satisfied and less likely to overeat or stuff themselves on treats.

Top tips from our nutrition team …

 

 “There’s a saying in canine feeding: watch the dog, not the dish.

Whilst feeding guides are really important, portion sizes ultimately depend on individual metabolism and body type of your pup, and can vary from dog to dog”.

Laura Crotch-Harvey, Nutrition Manager

 

If you feed your puppy treats e.g for training, adjust the amount you feed at mealtime accordingly.

Whenever training with treats, keep the treat as small as possible”.

Karen Armitage, Nutritional Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

“If your puppy occasionally skips a meal or picks at food leaving it in their bowl, don’t worry.

It could mean they are ready to eliminate feeding or that you have given them too much. In which case simply reduce the quantity served”.

 

Helen Anslow, Nutritional Advisor

Not all dogs that are overfed are overweight, there are other side effects that can be seen. If your dog is suffering with any of the following issues, contact our nutrition team.

 

Itchy skin

Digestive upset

Behaviour problems

Fussy eater

Tear staining

Excess moulting

 

 This link also gives more information on common health problems.

 

 

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