Hills Prescription Metabolic Diet for Dogs
Half of pets these days are overweight. Extra weight, no matter how little, can seriously compromise an animal’s quality of life. There’s where Hills Prescription Metabolic Diet for Dogs can help. Hills Prescription Metabolic Diet for Dogs is a specially formulated diet that enables pets to shed the pounds while enjoying a nutritious and delicious diet.
Hills Prescription Metabolic Diet for Dogs not only helps pets lose weight, but also prevent the myriad issues that weight gain can cause. Excess weight can cause dogs to suffer from pain when their joints can no longer support their heavy bodies, and can also result in mobility issues which will deeply impact your pet’s ability to enjoy his life to the fullest. Overweight dogs are also at a higher risk of serious health issues like diabetes and pancreatitis.
Hill’s Metabolic Ingredients Were Designed To Aid Weight Loss
Hill’s Prescription Metabolic Diet for Dogs contains L-carnitine, which promotes fat burning, and also eliminates superfluous lean muscle mass that your dog does not need. At the same time, the diet gives your dog all the calories it needs each day.
The diet is high in fibre and contains a range of fruits and vegetables which provide health-giving antioxidants that prevent disease. The fibre allows your dog to feel fuller longer. It also offers a complete nutritional solution even as it enables your dog to lose weight, meaning your dog can rely exclusively on the diet for all its nutritional needs.
Conditions that benefit from Hill’s Metabolic Diet for Dogs
Being overweight puts your pet at risk of a range of life-threatening conditions including the following:
- Breathing difficulties
- Weak immune system
- Susceptibility to heat stroke
- Mammary tumours
- Heart disease
- Skin issues
- High blood pressure
- Orthopaedic issues
- Shorter life span
In addition, being overweight can cause a lot of physical discomfort such as joint pain, fatigue and a reduction in mobility. If your pet is suffering from any of the above conditions, weight loss can significantly reduce their symptoms. Discuss with your veterinarian how to start a weight loss plan that includes Hill’s Metabolic for dogs.
Why do dogs gain weight?
The fact that so many pet dogs are overweight is a huge indication that domestic diets and lifestyles are to blame.
Many owners overfeed their pet or give them too many treats. This is exacerbated by the fact that dogs generally love treats so much they are used as a training aid or to reward them when they behave well. If treats are the culprit, stop feeding your dogs with treats in between meals. This will make Hill’s Metabolic prescription diet much more effective.
It is also important to ensure you are not feeding your dog too large a portion for its size. Always check the appropriate portion for your dog according to the amount of weight you want it to lose before feeding it with Hills Prescription Metabolic Diet for Dogs. Confirm portion sizes with your vet as many labels encourage feeding larger quantities than are necessary.
In addition, some breeds are naturally more prone to excess weight than others. These breeds are typically heftier in build. Breeds that have a tendency to become obese include small breeds like Scottish terriers and daschunds, medium breeds like beagles and basset hounds, large breeds like golden retrievers and labradors, as well as giant breeds like Bernese mountain dogs and Saint Bernards.
Transitioning to Hill’s Metabolic Diet for Dogs
Never replace your dog’s diet all at once. An abrupt change can result in diarrhoea which can result in a prescription diet plan not being followed. Transitioning to Hills Prescription Metabolic Diet for Dogs should occur over seven days. On the first two days, replace 25% of your dog’s diet with the prescription diet. Raise this to 50% over the next two days, and then to 75% over the next two. On the seventh day, you can begin to feed your dog exclusively with Hills Prescription Medical Diet for Dogs.
How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight with Hill’s Metabolic Diet
For best results, formulate a complete weight loss plan, of which using Hills Prescription Metabolic Diet for Dogs is a part. Other than changing your dog’s diet, commit to eliminating all treats, and following a daily exercise regime that is appropriate to your dog’s size and breed. This could include walks, runs or romps in the countryside, depending on your pet’s needs. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how fast your dog’s endurance and muscle mass improves. Plus, the extra exercise is a great way to bond with your favourite pal.
Before implementing a new diet, always ensure a vet has examined your pet and prescribed the right diet. A prescription is advisable to ensure your pet’s safety. Hills Prescription Diets are a trusted solution amongst veterinarians, who have faith in Hills Pet Nutrition’s reputation as a market leader in pet nutrition.