Special Diets for Obese Puppies

There are instances when an obese puppy is prescribed with a special therapeutic weight loss diet so they can lose the extra pounds in a healthy manner. There are the so-called therapeutic diets which are manufactured by reputable pet food manufacturers. They are formulated to help pets lose weight safely.

Some therapeutic diets contain higher dietary protein to promote the ability of the pet’s body to utilize extra fat in the body. There are special diets that can help regulate the body’s natural insulin levels to boost the utilization of calories instead of being stored as fat. There are also diets that have been added certain vitamins and supplements, such as L-carnitine, to increase the fat-burning capacity of the muscles. A link has also been established between vitamin A and Leptin production; leptin is a natural body hormone that boosts fat cell production. Increased vitamin A intake can inhibit the body’s production of leptin, making it easier to lose weight.

Know more about your dog's nutritional needs by visiting your Springdale, ON veterinarian.

Special Diets for Obese Puppies

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