Step 1Weight check and reduction plan:
Your dog is weighed and their energy need for a safe weight reduction is established.
Then your dog will start on our Weight Reduction food which is available in a dry version and a tasty wet food pâté.
Step 2Weight Reduction:
The weight reduction phase begins. Your dog is weighed regularly and their dog food amount is adjusted. This ensures that they acieve the ideal weight in safe and steady steps.
Step 3Weight Control:
Once your dog achieves their target weight, it is important that they continue on Weight Control food. This will help them to maintain their ideal body weight.
Your vet or vet nurse can help your dog with a tailored weight management plan. They will advise you on the daily food allowance, calculated from your dog’s size, activity level and required weight loss. This is usually done on the Weight Management computer programme at your vet.
Who says my dog is overweight?
You’re not alone. In fact studies show that 25-45% of dogs are found to be overweight. Being overweight can lead to or worsen serious health conditions such as:
The best solution for getting your dog back into shape is a combination of correct dog food, ensuring you are feeding the right amount and combining this with exercise.
The right amount of the right food is key to your dog’s weight reduction but an adjustment in lifestyle may be required too, see our tips here.
Many dog owners find the issue of their dog's weight and weight reduction a bit difficult to manage – or even to discuss. This is perfectly natural.
But the truth is, introducing a diet for your dog can actually have a positive effect on your time together - meaning more fun and better contact with your dog. During a weight reduction you naturally become more observant and, as your dog loses weight, they slowly get more playful and active.
One of the most popular misconceptions is that dogs on diets will suffer. The truth is that Weight Reduction and Weight Control food is very tasty and they will feel well and happy, even though the food is low in fat and calories.
SPECIFIC™ Weight Reduction dry food was judged as "VERY GOOD" in the German consumer magazine ÖKO-TEST.
If your dog eats more than they are recommended on a daily basis, or if extra treats or table scraps are added, they will get too many calories. These extra calories build up in the body as fat. Even though you may not see it immediately, it will affect your dog every day. The truth is, overfeeding is unnecessary, both for your dog’s health and for your wallet.
Yes, it is important to continue to give your dog treats. But they don’t have to be unhealthy treats. Healthy Treats and Healthy Treats Mini are high in fibre and low in fat, so both of these are ideal. They are even safe for dogs diagnosed with diabetes!
5 Healthy Treats replace approximately 15 grams of Weight Reduction or Weight Control. Learn more about healthy treats.
Weight gain and weight loss can also be caused by disease and may require medical attention. You should contact your vet, if your dog shows following symptoms: