Vicky Marshall, author of the Lucky Dog Weight Loss Plan explains how your dog can lose weight quickly, safely and without feeling hungry.
As you consider what New Year’s resolutions to make for yourself, spare a thought for your four-legged family members. In particular, is there a dog in your life who would like to lose a few pounds? If so, he or she is by no means alone.
According to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, almost half the dogs in the UK are struggling with weight issues.
The good news, however, is that the transformation from portly pooch to dapper dog can be achieved quickly and effortlessly by a simple change of food.
Of course, too many brandy snaps and too few walks don’t help. But the main reason why the majority of dogs suffer from weight problems is the type of food they are being fed.
Modern dog food is high in simple carbohydrate, low in protein and full of harmful fats – a formula that virtually guarantees weight gain.
Thankfully, though, the effects of modern dog food are quickly reversed. All you have to do is switch to a more traditional, more natural diet. The same sort of diet, in fact, that our great-grandparents fed to their dogs.
Perhaps I should explain at this point that for the last ten years I have been an artisan dog food producer. Through a process of observation and experiment, and backed by the latest research, I have developed a diet that will help any dog battle the bulge.