If it’s been a few years since your pooch was a puppy, they may be entering that period of adulthood where many dogs experience struggles with weight. While an exercise regimen is an excellent way to shed the extra pounds, the approaching winter weather could make this a challenge. In this case, it’s time to focus on modifying your dog’s diet. Here’s a veterinarian-approved food that might help your companion get healthier.
The Power of the Hills Science Weight Management Diet®
As adorable as a dog on a treadmill might sound, you’re going to have to make some changes to your pet’s diet to truly see results. Since they probably eat the same food day in and day out, it’s a lot easier for them to lose weight than humans. Still, almost 50% of dogs are overweight, and it may take a prescription diet to change that. That’s why Hills Science® developed their Metabolic® clinical nutrition line, which was formulated with the help of veterinarians and animal nutritionists. In just two months, they found that 88% of pets lost weight on this diet.
Breaking Down the Unique Formula
The Weight Management formula is made from a blend of fruits and vegetables, which allows your dog to consume a healthy amount of fiber. It also includes antioxidants, which protect their body from cell damage. This formula will naturally kick-start your pet’s metabolism, and held them avoid gaining back the weight they manage to lose. Unlike those human fad diets, your pet won’t be whining for another bowl—the Metabolic® formula ensure they’ll feel satisfied between meals. For the best results, Hills Science suggests following their cup to weight ratio, but you’ll also want to get your vet’s opinion on the appropriate amount for your dog.
If you’re looking for a veterinarian’s advice on your dog’s diet, turn to Wards Corner Animal Hospital of Loveland, OH. We proudly recommend the Hills Science Metabolic formula, but we encourage pet owners to come in for a visit before making this dietary change. Dr. Timothy Henehan has over 30 years of experience and offers everything from routine checkups to advanced surgical care. Call (513) 683-2883 to schedule an appointment for your furry friend.