Obesity is a serious and growing problem in pet dogs in the UK.
Good nutrition and plenty of appropriate exercise is the key to keeping your dog fit and healthy.
Natural Instinct raw food contains no grains or fillers and the carbohydrates in the food are in the form of vegetables that also provide fibre in the diet.
By avoiding rapidly metabolised and easily stored carbohydrates such as rice, maize and potato in the diet it is already helping you to feed a satisfying amount of food without your dog gaining weight.
It is still important to avoid overfeeding.
We recommend feeding your adult dog 2-3% of their ideal adult body weight daily but remember that different dogs can have a different metabolic rate just like humans and the amount of food needed also changes with the amount of exercise your dog has.
Remember, feeding guides are just that, they give you a guide of where to start.
It is important to monitor your dog’s weight and condition and adjust the amount you feed accordingly.
Also bear in mind different recipes contain different levels of fat. If your dog does tend to gain weight easily, we would recommend using the lower fat recipes such as Natural Special Diet or Natural Tripe & Turkey. All analytical constituents of our recipes are on our website and packaging.
In winter it is tempting to stay indoors; you and your dogs will feel so much better if you keep up the exercise, no matter how cold or wet it gets!