Keeping Our Pug A Healthy Weight with Hill's Nutrition
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If you are a regular reader here you will know that we have a little Pug cross dog called Lexi. She's the most adorable dog and we feel so lucky to have her. We take very good care of Lexi, to us she is a part of the family so we make sure that she exercises often, has a good diet and visits the vets regularly for check ups.
With any dog that you have it is important to research their breed to know what their temperaments is like, what needs they have and if they have any common health issues. Pugs are prone to being overweight and can have breathing issues due to the shape of their face. These breathing issues are exacerbated if they are overweight so it is important that we keep Lexi's weight under control. We do this in two ways, one by taking her for regular walks and the other by ensuring that her diet is good and under control. We are strict with her food and make sure that we weight it at each mealtime to make sure that she isn't being overfed and we keep treats to a minimum, although that can be a little tricky when you have four children who love to feed her scraps!
We were recently contacted by Hill's Nutrition to see if we wanted to try out the Hill's™ Science Plan™ Canine Adult Light with Chicken dog food. This food is designed for adult dogs aged between 1 and 7 (Lexi is 2) and it is specially formulated to help maintain a dog's ideal weight. It contains clinically proven antioxidants and L-carnitine which help to turn fat into energy. It contains 40% less fat and 18% fewer calories than Hill's Standard Adult Science Plan food and is high in fibre which helps to control hunger between meals.
Lexi is generally not a very fussy dog when it comes to her food and she adapted to the change in food really well. The package shows the recommended feeding amounts on the back and we have continued to weigh her food out and she has really enjoyed it. The pieces of kibble are larger than her old food which has made it more difficult for her to chew so she eats a little more slowly which is a good thing too!