Smiling golden retrieverYour pet’s nutrition is another important part of his/her overall health. Our Purina Certified Weight Coaches here at Pet Dominion have completed a comprehensive pet nutrition and weight management training course that equips them to work one-on-one with new and existing clients to create a feeding and activity program that will help each pet achieve a healthy weight and physique.

According to an Association for Pet Obesity Prevention survey, more than 50 percent of the dogs and cats in America are facing obesity.  By working with a weight coach, owners get the support they need to help their pets sustain weight loss and reduce risks associated with obesity.  These health risks include diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.  With the right tools and support — including a diet formulated for weight loss and a plan for regular exercise — owners can help reverse what has become a growing trend of pet obesity.  This plan should include a program goal and timeline as well as specific dietary and exercise guidelines.  The program can be tailored to include dry and/or canned food as well as treats.

nutritionThe Purina Certified Weight Coach program is part of Project: Pet Slim Down, a nationwide initiative that unites pet owners and veterinarians together to achieve lasting pet weight loss utilizing in-clinic support and resources, but also allows owners to become part of a supportive, virtual community that is dedicated to sharing experience and giving encouragement to pet owners.