Dog Food For Weight Loss
It can be tempting to give your dog another serving of food, throw them some extra treats, or let them lick your plate, especially when they give you those puppy dogs. Unfortunately, this can lead to weight gain, and carrying extra weight can be quite harmful to your precious pup. Overweight or obese pets are more likely to suffer from health issues.
If your dog needs to lose weight, where should you start? In addition to lifestyle changes, like making sure your dog is getting enough exercise, diet plays a large role in helping your pet drop pounds and maintain a healthy weight. The most critical factor in any dog weight-loss plan is diet, and both the type of food and the amount matter.
So, what’s the best dog food for weight loss? For weight loss, dog food higher in lean protein and higher in moisture can be beneficial. Your dog should be eating food that is “complete and balanced.” But even foods that seem healthy can be harmful to your pet’s health if they are overeating or not getting the right portions. It can be challenging to know that you are giving them the right portions. Feeding charts on food packages can be misleading and it is very easy to over- or underestimate portion sizes.
Fresh food is an excellent choice if your pet needs to lose weight, especially pre-portioned meals that are formulated by an experienced veterinary nutritionist. Many pet parents report that a change to a portion-controlled, fresh diet has helped their pet lose weight which has led to other health improvements.
At Nom Nom, we make it easy to feed your pets right and help them lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Our pre-portioned meals take out all of the guesswork, because we tailor individual portions to each dog's needs. Meals are individually vacuum sealed and perfectly portioned for each pet based on recommendations from our in-house pet health experts. There is no scooping, measuring, or messy storage of leftover food. Our healthy recipes are all cooked fresh and made with human-grade, high-quality ingredients, and no artificial ingredients or fillers. You can easily feed your pets and rest assured that they are getting exactly the amount of healthy food they need.
A fresh, pre-portioned diet can make a world of difference in your pet’s weight loss journey and overall health. Many of our customers have seen great success in helping their pets lose weight with NomNomNow You can read some of their stories here:
“Once she was strictly on NomNomNow, the weight just started falling off. She's been on it a couple months and her weight is still going down.”
"Having the portioned food, the individual servings, was great for Harold. It helps control his weight, and it doesn't let me mess up."
“He's lost weight, and is not just better in appearance, but medically speaking, everything has improved. He's off most of his medications. His kidneys have improved. His bloodwork came back better than the vets ever expected."
You can learn more about helping your dog lose weight in our Dog Weight Loss Guide.
If your pet is overweight or obese, make sure to speak with your vet.