High Protein Dog Food – Looking After Your Dog’s Weight

Posted on 09 January 2020 by WCF Select

High protein dog food can support your dog’s health by helping to look after their weight. According to research from dog activity monitor and wellbeing app Poochplay, half of British dogs are classified as overweight or obese. This is an alarming number. Whilst a healthy diet is important, so too is exercise.

The Obesity Problem 

Out of the 2600 dogs analysed, 49.8% were recorded as overweight, with one fifth deemed to be obese. The study also found that a portion of fur babies in the UK lacked an active lifestyle. Some 48% of the owners stated their dog was an indoor pet, with 10% claiming their dog was “lazy”. Obesity in dogs can lead to serious health issues, such as diabetes, joint disorders and cardiovascular problems, which could potentially shorten their lifespan by up to two years. The study also revealed that 60% of owners did not know the level of exercise that their pet required. 

How Our Recipes Support Your Dog’s Health 

Our Grain Free, Super Premium and Naturals recipes all contain a high level of quality protein. High protein dog food is essential in a dog’s diet as it plays an important role in helping to maintain a healthy weight. These pet foods are complete and balanced which means that they contain everything a dog needs to maintain their health and well being. It’s important to remember that added treats can lead to over feeding and weight gain. Exercise is also vital for helping to maintain a healthy weight and prevent serious health issues later in life. 

For dogs that struggle with weight gain, or those that are lower in activity such as senior dogs, our light recipes are a great option. These are 15% lower in fat than other standard products in the ranges. Using a light diet means that a dog’s bowl still looks just as full, however they consume fewer calories without the guilt of having to feed less. These recipes also contain the amino acid L-Carntine which promotes lean muscle development. 

Click here to view our Lakeland Heritage range of dog food.