How To Avoid Your Pooch Getting Portly…

Healthy snacks for your dog.

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While in isolation it can be easy to snack a little more than usual and that can often mean more snacks for your pets too.

Dr. Lynne Bodell from Lynne Bodell’s Vet Clinic says that animals snacking is okay, as long as you’re feeding them the right things.

“A lot of people don’t realise that dry biscuits, even though they are quite balanced, are really really high in calories and if you feed a regular one cup of dry food to your dog, to burn the calories off you have to walk that dog 10km” Dr. Bodell says.

Like humans, animals can suffer adverse health effects from being over weight and they can be fairly serious.

“Diabetes, joint problems, you know like arthritis, a thing called pancreatitis from when they eat fatty foods and they're a little bit portly, those sorts of things really escalate as far as that" Dr. Bodell says.

Listen to the full chat to find out what Dr. Bodell recommends as a healthy snack for your pets:

7 May 2020

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