Sabal Chase Animal Clinic

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Is My Pet Overweight? (Part 11 of 13)

Round Hound?  Curvy Kitty?  Click here for tips on peeling off the pounds! (Continued)
10) Smaller Meals More Often

Pets that are only fed once per day are more likely to become overweight or obese.  Their bodies go into "starvation mode" and become extremely efficient at storing fat and conserving energy.  Dogs and cats should be fed twice a day, at roughly the same times.  Make sure you are not adding additional food to your pet's diet, but rather breaking up a single, large meal into two smaller ones.  Just this simple change can jump start your pet's metabolism by forcing the body to burn calories as opposed to storing them.

This puppy is eating his way through a month's worth of food!