American Eskimo Dog Overweight: the importance of proper nutrition and exercise

Dog owner question:

"My American Eskimo Dog, Daisy, is unfortunately overweight. She seems to eat all the food I put in front of her, and even though I walk her a lot, I don't know how to get her to lose weight. What diet and exercise plan do you recommend?"

Answer from a dog psychologist and nutritionist:

"First of all, I commend you for looking after Daisy's health. American Eskimo Dogs are prone to obesity, so it's important to provide them with adequate nutrition and enough exercise.

Dietetics.Avoid high calorie snacks and reward snacks. Adjust Daisy’s diet with the help of your vet or a veterinary dietician.

Exercise: American Eskimo Dogs are energetic and love to play. Taking longer walks and increasing playtime can help Daisy burn calories. If possible, try to get Daisy involved in other active activities such as agility training or dog dancing.

Regular medical check-ups.

Closing thoughts.

Excess weight can lead to serious health problems, so it is very important that you address this. Weight loss is a long process, but with patience and perseverance Daisy can reach a healthy weight. Remember, the goal is not quick weight loss, but Daisy's long-term health."

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