BLOWN OFF COURSE
When I hear mention of the term ‘weight control dog food’ I’m reminded just how far off course we’ve been blown in terms of feeding man’s best friend. Blown off course I might add by Commercial Dog Food Plc, the major cause of the need for any kind of discourse on the subject of canine weight management in the first place.
It’s a brilliant strategy when you think about it. Create a weight control problem in more than 50% of the UK dog population, then create an even more expensive and unhealthy alternative to the mass-produced dog food that caused the problem in the first place.
Goodness me. Even that great American salesman Elmer Wheeler couldn’t have come up with a better sales strategy!
LESS FAT, FEWER CALORIES?
For anyone new to the subject, weight control dog food is said to contain less fat and fewer calories.
Now why on earth anyone would even consider feeding their dog a weight control dog food rather than feeding less of their existing dog food is completely beyond me. Eating less and exercising more is the simplest, cheapest and most obvious option for a weight problem surely?
Replacing some of your dog’s current commercial food with a few well-chosen, home-cooked veggies is going to be a whole lot healthier and a lot more effective than any calorie control dog food is ever going to be!
WHAT’S IN WEIGHT CONTROL DOG FOOD?
But it’s what is actually in that weight control dog food that should set alarm bells ringing for consumers.
Oats, rice, cellulose (sawdust to you and I), digest, meat and animal derivatives aka waste products of human meat and vegetable production. And that’s what unwitting consumers are paying £50+ a bag for!
Where’s the protein people? Can you see what’s happening here? The protein in normal commercial dog food is questionable enough. Now it’s even more negligible, replaced by much, much cheaper grains and fillers! And that’s meant to help your dog lose weight?
FEED LESS, EXERCISE MORE
It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of commercial dog food. I know too much about canine nutrition to ever be taken in by the commercial pet food industry’s shameless subterfuge. But if you do chose to feed your dog commercial dog food, and you are happy with it, fine. But please don’t buy in to this weight control nonsense.
If you feed your dog commercial dog food and your dog is overweight, simply feed it less of its current food. Feed it 25% less and replace that with green beans or rolled oats. Your dog will lose weight and be healthier for it.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CONSULTATION
And if you need my assistance with helping your best friend lose weight, please contact me for a life-changing Weight Loss Consultation. Your dog doesn’t need weight control dog food from your vet. It either needs to eat proper food, or to eat less of its existing food.