Case studies of weight control in dogs

Your dog likely loves a treat or two – many of our canine companions are very food-motivated. When you show your affection or exercise it, it is easy to bring in a few to many rewards! However, showing our affection in this way can often lead to unhealthy weight gain for our dogs.

Our volunteers were Ellie the Golden Labrador with her owner Carol and Kali the Cocker Spaniel with her owner Alison. For nine months, each dog was part of a bespoke Size Matters program that included a healthy canine diet and advice from our resident veterinarian and animal behavior experts and the Purina PetCare team.

If Ellie and Kali inspire you to improve your dog’s weight, you can contact the PURINA PetCare team today. After all, dog weight loss doesn’t have to be a chore and you will soon see a whole new side of your pet that makes everything worthwhile!

Like all of us with our pets, Carol Musgrave loved treating her adorable eight year old Golden Labrador Ellie. Ellie weighed 38.1 kg when Carol applied to participate in Size Matters, which meant she was obese and 36% above her target body weight. After Carol saw her shine and her health she turned to Purina for help.

Though Ellie was a heavy dog, weight loss was always achievable – just like any overweight pet. With a new healthy dog ​​diet, Ellie and Carol soon saw some big changes. Read how they are doing nine months later!

At the end of the Size Matters program, Ellie weighed a staggering 29.8 kg and had a fitness value of 5.5, which is almost ideal! Through weight control, specially tailored dog food and a lot of enthusiasm, Ellie soon reaped the rewards for better health.

If you identify with any of Ellie and Carol’s problems and would like a free consultation, call the PetCare team on toll free 0800 212 161 / ROI 1800 509 368 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or send an e -Mail to the PetCare team at petcareteam @ purina.!

Dog Ellie
Dog Kali

Prior to starting the Size Matters program, Alison Olsen’s four-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Kali, weighed 14.3 kg, which was 44% above her target weight. Alison knew she had to take steps to help Kali lose weight and become a healthy, happy dog ​​again. She reached out to Purina to get her dog back on track and show other dog owners that it was possible!

With a tailored dog food diet and the right amount of exercise, Kali was soon on her path to better health. Nine months later, read how Alison and Kali were doing.

At the end of the program, Kali weighed 11.6 kg and had a body condition score of 6, which was a huge improvement. Kali has really proven that weight loss in dogs is achievable, and now she’s healthier and more bouncy than ever!

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