Health & Behavior

Why Are So Many Dogs Overweight?

We’re loving our dogs to death. 54% of dogs in the US are obese or overweight! Don’t take our word for it, that’s according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

But why? We have healthier food, more engaged and educated pet parents, and dog walking apps, so we should have healthier dogs…. Right?

Well, no, actually. The primary reason for pet obesity isn’t about the quality of ingredients or the amount of steps your dog gets on any given day. As a matter of fact, the number one reason for pet obesity is overfeeding.

Research has shown that our four-legged friends are fed, on average, 20% more kibble per meal than they should be. While they might not be complaining about this, that doesn’t change the fact that no one is shorting Buster on his breakfast. With the majority of dogs eating kibble, our pleasantly plump puppers start to make a little more sense.

So, the facts are clear: if you want to combat pet obesity in your home, then you need to start with your scoop. Throw it away. With our pre-portioned pouches, you don’t need them anymore. There’s no measurements and no guesswork, so you can feel comfortable knowing that your dog is getting the perfect amount to eat at every meal. Get started today to find out which portion sizes are right for your dog.