How much should I feed my dog to lose weight?

Best answers

Weigh your dog at least every 1 to 2 weeks.

Using the recommended guidelines, overweight or obese dogs should lose about 1% to 2% of their body weight each week.

If your dog is not losing weight, the daily calories may need to be restricted further.

FAQ
✔️

Weighing the food is the next most accurate, followed by precise measuring cups (a 1/4-cup scoop is much better than using the 1/4-cup line on a 2-cup scoop).

Set a schedule. Feed your dog at least two meals per day; more frequent meals may burn even more calories.

Recheck weight after two weeks on the diet.

✔️

A safe weight loss for most dogs is 3-5% body weight loss per month.

Note: This is a general guideline only and is not meant as a substitute from your veterinarian's specific recommendations.

For most dogs, feeding the RER calories should result in weight loss.

✔️

Weigh your dog at least every 1 to 2 weeks.

Using the recommended guidelines, overweight or obese dogs should lose about 1% to 2% of their body weight each week.

If your dog is not losing weight, the daily calories may need to be restricted further.

✔️
You should aim for a daily brisk 30-minute walk. With this sort of walking, you should break into a slight sweat within a few minutes. For details on developing a healthy walking program for your dog, see handout "Walking Your Dog for Weight Loss". "Increase the intensity and length of your daily walk."
✔️

Monitoring Your Dog's Weight.

You must weigh your dog frequently, especially when first starting a weight-loss program.

Aim for weight loss of 3 to 5 percent of body weight per month, or one percent per week.

A 50-pound dog should lose about half a pound per week, or 2 pounds per month.

✔️
Give a couple of pieces of vegetables such as baby carrots, frozen sliced carrots, broccoli, green beans, celery, or asparagus. Most dogs love crunchy treats so make it a healthy and low-calorie choice. Do not give meat treats or carbohydrate treats such as bread or pasta.
✔️

Here's another approach: 3,500 calories = one pound of weight.

If your goal is for your dog to lose one pound every two weeks (appropriate for a dog who should weigh 50 pounds), you must reduce calories by 3,500 per two weeks, or 250 calories per day.

50 similar questions