Tackling Obesity In Dogs

Tackling Obesity In Dogs

Tackling Obesity In Dogs

At Poseidon Animal Health, we believe in providing optimal care for your canine companions, and one key aspect often overlooked in the journey to a healthier weight is the role of water content in dog food.

In this article, we'll explore how selecting dog food with varying water content can aid in weight loss by decreasing dry matter intake, all while ensuring free access to water. We'll also delve into the benefits of bulking up your dog's meals with steamed vegetables like cubed zucchini and how our product, Digestive K9, can play a crucial role in promoting both weight loss and dental health.


How can I tell if my dog is overweight?

As a rule of thumb, you should be able to easily feel ribs, but not see them in a healthy dog. There should be a clear waistline, and no build-up of fatty lumps.

Understanding Dry Matter Intake

Before we dive into the details, let's define dry matter. Dry matter refers to the content of a substance minus its water content. In the context of dog food, it's crucial to manage dry matter intake, as excessive consumption can contribute to weight gain. By selecting dog food with varying water content, pet owners can control the dry matter intake and promote a healthier weight for their furry friends.

Balancing Water Content for Weight Loss

Ensuring your dog has free access to water is essential, but did you know that the water content in their food can also play a significant role in weight management? Opting for high-quality wet food, fresh meals with high water content, or simply soaking regular kibble in warm water or broth can help regulate dry matter intake while promoting a feeling of fullness.

Bulking Up with Nutrient-Rich Vegetables

To enhance the weight loss journey for your dog, consider adding steamed vegetables like cubed zucchini to their meals. Not only are these vegetables low in calories, but they also provide a satisfying gut fill. This low glycaemic index source of fibre contributes to the feeling of satiety, making it an ideal addition to support your dog's weight loss goals.

Dental Health Considerations

While dental disease may be more prevalent in dogs fed a wet food diet, at Poseidon Animal Health, we prioritize ideal weight and have solutions to manage dental health. Recent research associates dental disease with specific bacterial cultures in the mouth. Our product, Digestive K9, enriched with Lactobacillus acidophilus, competes with these cultures, reducing the harmful bacteria that lead to dental issues. Additionally, a healthier gut leads to improved digestion, decreased stress, and ultimately, better metabolism with decreased fat storage.

Best Practice for Weight Loss

In our experience, dogs efficiently conserve energy through exercise. While exercise is crucial for cardiovascular health, diet management should be the mainstay of weight loss. Whether you choose high-quality wet food, fresh meals, or soaked kibble, incorporating Digestive K9 powder ensures a delightful meal experience for your dog while supporting their weight loss goals.



Embark on a healthier journey for your dog with Poseidon Animal Health! Explore our range of products, including Digestive K9, to enhance weight loss and promote overall well-being. Your canine companion deserves the best, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.