Prevent Your Dog from Gaining Extra Weight

Extra weight can dampen a dog’s mood, increase the chance of various diseases, and reduce life expectancy. Learn how to prevent your dog from gaining extra weight. You can start by keeping your pet active and bringing your dog to Woofs & Wags’ doggie day care in Baltimore.

How to Keep Your Dog at a Healthy Weight

A combination of measuring dog food, exercise, knowing when your dog is hungry, and limiting treats and table scraps will prevent your dog from becoming obese. It is important to measure out the food you are feeding your dog for each meal. Refrain from eye-balling it, and always stick to portion management. Another key component to keeping your dog healthy is to keep your pet active. Not only will exercise burn calories, but it will also boost a pet’s mood. Always walk your dog, bring him to an off-leash environment for a run, or enroll your pet in an agility class.

Keep in mind that when your dog begs, he could actually be begging for attention not food. Try not to give in to those puppy-dog eyes if he has already eaten an adequate amount and just wants more. Opt for a high protein diet to keep a dog satisfied longer. Also keep extra treats to a minimum as it only results in extra calories.

Woofs & Wags Offers Doggie Day Care in Baltimore

Looking for doggie day care in Baltimore? If you have to leave your dog home for an extensive time period during the day, consider daycare options. Camp Woofs & Wags is for all those active canines out there that need a social outlet during the day. We try to keep your pets entertained throughout the day with lots of social interaction and play. They get a break from 12-2 so we can catch our breath and tend to other guests, then it’s back to play until pick-up time. Camp is available Monday thru Saturday. We have over 25 years of experience in the pet care industry, and we strive to provide the best “complete pet care experience for our guests.” Find out more about our services today!

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