Check your dog's body condition score. Obese or overweight dogs need 25-50% fewer calories than recommended.
Look for high-protein, low-fat dog foods. Protein helps dogs feel fuller. Choose meat as the first ingredient.
Fiber promotes fullness and supports digestion. Seek whole grains like barley and oatmeal.
Follow feeding guidelines and use a measuring cup. Cut back 25-50% for weight loss.
Replace 10% of food with canned pumpkin or green beans to add fiber and volume.
Use low-calorie treats for training. Try chopped veggies instead of fatty treats.
Weigh your dog weekly. Adjust food as needed to lose 1-2% body weight per week.