|Barked: Tue May 27, '08 7:12pm PST |
|That's great you want to get the weight off! I have done the same (and continue to) with Rudy. He has lost ~18lbs in a little less than a year.
Since a long exercise session might be taxing on him, just start with shorter times that include cardio so you can work up to longer walks. Jogging is great too. I know some Dogsters who have joint problems do swimming - great cardio and easy on the body.
As far as food, Ol' Roy is not the best out there. I would suggest you look at these two links:
So you're confused about dog food...
dog food analysis
If you get a food with less fillers and no corn (ol roy has both), you can feed less and can also mean less of that junk stored in your dog as extra weight.
The ingredients I found for one of the Ol Roy formulas was this:
Ground yellow corn, soybean meal, ground whole wheat, corn syrup, poultry fat, Meat and bone meal (Animal Fat Preserved with BHA and Citric Acid), Chicken by-product Meal, Rice, Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin D and E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulafate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Meadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex Source of Vitamin K, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid
Many of the first ingredients are corn and I cant imagine dogs would choose to eat that in the wild!
I dont use a diet food for Rudy, I use a regular grain-free kibble and limit his intake with calories in relation to how much exercise he gets. I hope all of this helped - weight loss is slow but so worth it! Good luck and feel free to p-mail any of us if you need support
Edited by author Tue May 27, '08 7:13pm PST
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