According to studies, 60% of dogs and cats would be overweight or even obese. Is this the case of your beloved pet? Maïa Baudelaire, Nutritionist expert in Food Behavior, and Founder of her own Diet Coaching Method reimbursed by insurances, gives you her wise advices to take care of your best pawed friend.
Does my dog or cat have a few extra pounds?
A simple tip to see if your pet is too chubby: gently press his rib cage, if it is more stuffed than the back, it probably has a few pounds to lose!
Why should he lose weight?
Being overweight in animals can lead to diabetes, respiratory and cardiac problems, and thus reduce life expectancy … So consult a veterinarian Nutritionist to establish a suitable balanced diet. The idea is not to starve it but to choose its food: healthy and satisfying.
The best Vegetables for your Dog or Cat
Did you know that the masters of these little adorable pets spend on average 50€ per year in sweets? And yet healthier and cheaper treats are already in your fridge! Most vegetables can do the trick, such as celery stalks to chew for dogs.
And yes !All crisp, fluffy vegetables can also interest your cat. Try the zucchini for example. Do not even bother trying fruit with cats because they do not have taste receptors for the sweet.
Here are some healthy treats if you want to try the experience:
- Green peppers
And small reminder, some foods are toxic to animals: grapes, raisins, garlic, onion, avocado and chocolate.
Here, you know everything, it’s up to you now! See, I told you that my Method is adapted for the whole family …;)