Over weight 8 year old Springer Spaniel
I have just recently adopted two 8 year old sisters. One is about 10 pounds over weight. What recommendations can you provide as to how to help her shed the extra pounds??
Congratulations on your two new additions to your family.
Springers can be known to put on weight in their autumnal years. We have a full guide on the site.
Managing the weight of an overweight Springer Spaniel
However here are some top tips.
Choose a hypoallergenic food that is specific for an older or tubbier dog. Listed in our dog food guide are some brands we recommend.
Make sure they are getting plenty, break it up if you are short of time and walk them morning and evening.
If there are joint problems, take them to the beach of a lake and get them swimming by throwing the ball and getting them to retrieve them.
Treats and Tit bits
Cut back on these as they all add to the calorific intake. Use treats such as pop corn (without salt or sugar) as these are low calories but Springer Spaniels love it.
Good luck and let us know how you get on
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