Dog and cat breeds vary greatly, but there are three tried and tested ways to check their weight.
1. The ribs.
If you can feel their ribs that’s a good sign.
2. The hourglass.
Can you see the curve of their waist between the ribs and the hips?
3. The tummy tuck.
Whether it’s a dog or a cat, your pet should never have a sagging tummy.
Just like us, our dogs are what they eat. Their happiness relies on them being healthy and one of the easiest way to achieve this is to ensure they’re being fed a nutritionally balanced diet. Whether it’s wet or dry, our pets require the same benefits from their diet as what we require as humans, including:
- Minerals Water
There are many different varieties of food available that cater to your pet’s needs depending on their breed, age and health. Consider the different types when deciding what you should feed your dog.
Pets suffer boredom too. Like humans, they’ll graze, so if there’s any food left after mealtime, don’t leave it there more than an hour. They'll soon realise to eat at the right times.
Why not make mealtime exercise time? Try hiding dry food in a box or a ball they have to play with.
Did you know pet ownership actually makes us healthier and happier?
Dog owners walk on average 300 minutes a week versus 160 minutes of those without.
And there’s nothing much to it. Just 15 minutes a day is all it takes to give the average pooch a walk.
Just a word of warning... No pet exercise straight after eating. That can cause stomach complications.
And if you're running with a dog, remember young bones and old bones are sensitive to impact.
If you're still unsure, just come in to one of our stores and ask any of the friendly staff.
There’s a great range of dietary options here to support healthy pet weight.
You may have heard some terms flying around when people talk about their pet’s diet and here we will break them down and the show the benefits of different diets.