In dogs, as in humans and all other animals, the body needs energy to function and its fuel is nutrients such as sugar, carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
The dog like the wolf and the cat like all felines, at an evolutionary level, are carnivores and unlike man (who is omnivorous and therefore uses sugars, carbohydrates and fats as primary energy sources and proteins perform other functions), at the base of their diet to obtain energy, they mainly need proteins and fats.
These proteins can be obtained from animal or vegetable sources, but in any case if the calories exceed their energy needs, the body stores the surplus sources in the form of body fat which over time leads to overweight and if not remedied. can lead to obesity.
High risk to your health
If this happens, the first thing to do is to take your pet to the vet, who after having visited him and asked you a few questions about his habits, will be able to draw up a correct and targeted diagnosis, as well as provide you with the possible treatment and the steps to follow to solve the current “problem”.
Certainly if you see that your dog is slowly gaining weight, you must immediately change his usual type of diet in order to bring him back to his ideal weight; to do this you will have to start a low-calorie diet, a food such as Supreme Light by Nuova Fattoria Srl which is characterized by a low intake of proteins and fats, while ensuring a high palatability, the right amount of vitamins and minerals, guarantees complete digestibility, with its calorie content of only 4,100 Kilocalories it is useful for this purpose.
The dog in the family
The similarities between man and dog, born from a coexistence that has its roots in the mists of time, occurs predominantly in the context of eating disorders. The dog takes more and more the habits of the group of humans with which he lives and the diet and the way of eating change as the context in which they live changes. Adult dogs often eat when they eat their human companions, at least three times a day and this for an animal that has changed its social and behavioral habits, but not yet its digestive system, is absolutely disastrous and leads to the consequences of which we mentioned earlier.
A dog on a dietary diet will have to be helped to resist hunger and in this case the use of selected dietary fibers helps to give the dog a sense of filling and satiety.
So, to avoid:
- Heart problems caused by the accumulation of large amounts of fat in the area of the heart and lungs, as for us, even in dogs, the increase in body weight has negative effects on the heartbeat because the heart has to strain too much when it has to pump the blood and bring it to the whole body.
- Arthritis and joint degeneration which are another consequence of obesity. The dog’s skeleton is made to support a lean and snappy animal and not the weight of an overweight dog, so there is decompensation. Excess pounds and fat, exerting extra pressure on the dog’s bone system, lead to the slow but inexorable, if not remedied, degeneration of the joints.
- Diabetes mellitus, essentially an excess of sugar in the dog’s body. Obesity causes insulin resistance, so the dog does not produce this important regulatory hormone and begins to accumulate sugar in the blood.
Loving your dog does not mean gorging him with food and sweets, but filling him with pampering and attention, the first is precisely to provide him with the right and correct nutrition.
Nuova Fattoria Srl, with its suggestions, does not intend to replace the veterinarian who, with the occurrence of symptoms such as that of the weight gain of his animal, should be immediately consulted.
The staff of Nuova Fattoria Srl