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How To Help Your Dog Lose Weight

Just like humans, maintaining a healthy weight is essential for the well-being of our furry companions. If you’ve noticed your dog carrying a few extra pounds, fret not! In this blog post, we’ll explore practical and compassionate ways to help your canine friend shed those excess pounds, ensuring a happier, healthier, and more active life for both of you.

Consult with Your Vet:

The first step in any weight loss journey is a visit to your veterinarian. They will assess your dog’s current health, determine an ideal weight, and provide tailored advice on a safe weight loss plan. Rule out any underlying health conditions that may contribute to weight gain, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your dog’s well-being.

Balanced Nutrition: Quality Over Quantity

Adjusting your dog’s diet is a critical component of weight management. Opt for a high-quality dog food that is nutrient-dense and high in protein. Work with your vet to determine the appropriate daily caloric intake for your dog’s size, age, and activity level.

Read our guide on the importance of protein in a dog’s diet.

Portion Control: Smaller Meals, Same Love

Divide your dog’s daily food allowance into smaller, more frequent meals. This not only helps in better digestion but also prevents overeating. Use measuring cups to accurately portion meals, avoiding the temptation to overfeed.

Regular Exercise: Tail-Wagging Workouts

Increase your dog’s physical activity gradually. Regular exercise is vital for weight loss and overall well-being. Aim for brisk daily walks, playtime in the yard, or interactive toys that encourage movement. Tailor the intensity and duration of exercise to your dog’s fitness level.

Monitor Progress: Regular Weigh-Ins and Adjustments

Consistent monitoring is crucial for gauging your dog’s progress. Regularly weigh your dog, track their activity levels, and assess their overall well-being. Adjust the weight loss plan as needed with guidance from your veterinarian.

Stay Consistent: Patience is Key

Weight loss takes time, and consistency is key. Celebrate small victories along the way, and remember that the journey is just as important as the destination. Establishing healthy habits now will contribute to a lifetime of well-being for your furry friend.


Embarking on a weight loss journey with your dog is a compassionate and proactive step toward ensuring their long and healthy life.

By combining balanced nutrition, controlled portions, regular exercise, and ongoing veterinary guidance, you’ll not only help your dog shed excess weight but also create a foundation for a vibrant, active, and tail-waggingly wonderful future together.

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Tested on Animals

(They loved it.)

Badger was completely unphased by meal times before I switched him over to Wild Pack from kibble. He gets so excited now when he sees the tub, that I've had to get him a slow feeder bowl so he doesn't inhale it all in two minutes!!

Amanda & Badger
London, UK

Fantastic raw dog food! Great consistency full of all the goodness your dog needs. Handy packaging and most importantly, Freddie loves it! I would highly recommend Wild Pack to anyone who really cares for their dogs health and well being!

Daniel & Freddie
Leicester, UK

Tarka has always eaten raw but she's usually quite fussy on flavours. All six Wild Pack recipes were a big hit with her though. And as the one who dishes it out, I love it too. Far less smelly and much easier to serve than any of the other brands we've tried!

Verity & Tarka
Norfolk, UK
Better sh*t

Smaller, less smelly and more pick-uppable poos. That’s all down to improved digestion and gut health, more natural fibre sources, fewer carbohydrates and no nasty additives or preservatives.

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Glossier coats

Dogs on raw diets get healthy fatty acids, improved nutrient absorption, increased hydration (due to higher moisture content) and better protein quality. So their coats are utterly fabulous.

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Better digestion

Raw dog food is so much kinder to your dog’s insides. With no additives, no preservatives and fewer carbohydrates, they’ll get improved digestion and fewer tummy troubles.

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Stronger immune system

When we eat sh*t and don’t get enough nutrients, we get ill. It's just the same for dogs. But when they eat raw like they’re supposed to, it’s the foundation of good health.

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Bags of energy

Commercial kibble causes crashes and spikes of energy. But raw food is lighter on carbohydrates and has whole meat, bones and organs which release energy steadily, so they’re full of beans all day long.

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Better breath

Improved digestion, a better balance of nutrients, fewer carbohydrates and no additives or preservatives. Goodbye dragon breath!

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