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Tips for Weight Management

  • Heidi

Partner with Your Pooch!

woman running with dog in winterThanksgiving kicks off the holiday season with a treasure trove of delicious eats. As we begin the steady march to New Years, the culinary delights will continue to flow – cookies, candies, sweet treats, and other tasty morsels will fill our waking hours while visions of sugar plums will dance through our dreams.

Maintaining a healthy weight is not only good for humans, it’s incredibly important for our dogs as well. This year, help keep added pounds at bay by partnering with your pooch!

  • Eat Your Veggies. Treats are great in moderation, but veggies are good for you all the time. Often low in fat and high in fiber, their satisfying crunch is a nutritious option for your dog too! Learn which veggies are good for dogs and which you should avoid here.
  • Lace Up Your Sneakers. Getting outside with your dog is not only physically beneficial, it’s good for your minds too! Stretch those legs and enjoy the fresh air by adding an extra walk to your day. Remember to watch the weather, if it’s too cold outside for kids, it’s too cold outside for you and your dog!
  • Make Time for Play. Chronic stress can cause weight gain and spending time with dogs has been proven to reduce stress – like we need an excuse! Grab a tennis ball or Frisbee for a quick game of catch or spend some time trying to make your dog smile. We guarantee you’ll feel the health benefits immediately.
  • Get Plenty of Sleep. Not only is 7-8 hours of sleep each night good for weight management and brain health, research shows that sleeping with dogs improves some people’s sleep quality too! Now science is on your side, snuggle up with your pup tonight and learn more about the study.
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