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If you want to get a dog because you’re eager to walk more frequently, with hopes of losing weight, don’t dismiss the fact dog ownership is a serious, long-term commitment. But if you have room in your home, heart and budget for a dog, having the pet can help you develop and maintain a healthy walking habit, which could lead to weight loss. Owning a Dog Can Help You Lose Weight. Researchers from the University of Liverpool recommend investing in dog owner education.

There are myriad studies that outline the significant benefits dogs can offer to people trying to lose weight. Here are a few of the highlights: * A 2017 study from the University of Lincoln, in the United Kingdom, revealed that dog owners on average walked 22 minutes more per day than non-dog owners. * A 2011 study by researchers at Michigan State University found that dog walkers are 34% more. Obesity in dogs is one of the biggest health concerns that veterinarians and pet guardians battle. Sometimes, when it comes to weight loss for dogs, the answer is easy: reduce calories, increase exercise, and BOOM—the pounds come off. Other times, it isn’t so simple.

For weight loss, the formulas seem simple enough: fewer calories in plus more calories out equals weight loss. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that formula makes it appear. For starters, you should never put your dog on a diet without the assistance of your veterinary healthcare team. This is due to the fact that there may be a medical condition that is causing your dog’s excess weight. Controlling and reducing the number of calories your dog consumes, can help them start losing pounds at a healthy and regular pace.1You can figure out how many calories your dog should have by consulting with a vet near youor using an online.

The standard is when the loss exceeds ten percent of normal body weight (and when it is not due to fluid loss). There are many things that can cause weight loss, including chronic disease. It is important to understand this because the dog’s entire body will probably be affected by the weight loss, and it ultimately depends on the cause and. Almost every dog, cat and person can benefit from taking a daily omega-3 fatty acid supplement. These powerful fish oils pack a potent anti-oxidant punch that has been proven to help prevent and treat numerous diseases.

In addition, they may help ease achy joints and perhaps encourage weight loss. Using the recommended guidelines, overweight or obese dogs should lose about 1% to 2% of their body weight each week. If your dog is not losing weight, the daily calories may need to be restricted further.

Also make sure no one in the house is cheating by giving extra food or treats. There is some evidence that owning a dog is associated with lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. A large study focusing on this question found that dog owners had lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels than non-owners, and that these differences weren’t explainable by.

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Muddying the issue further still, following the feeding directions on packages of weight-loss dog food can cause many dogs to gain rather than lose weight even if there’s no change in calorie density, because the amount of food recommended per day is often too high for dogs’ needs.

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Others, such as Slentrol, the “first prescription weight-loss medication for dogs,” offer a quick fix in pill form instead of getting at the underlying behaviors that drive weight gain.

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The amount of exercise your dog gets also affects his weight.

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In a recent study examining follow-up after successful weight loss, almost half of the dogs regained weight.

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Dog ownership and associated physical activity have been successfully included in weight loss treatments (Kushner et. al 2006).

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This is helpful to the dog’s emotional health (through stress reduction), and physical health (once the owner has the tools needed to walk/live with the dog successfully, the dog will get more exercise and the weight will begin coming off)!

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Note that the label includes an amount for weight management meaning to lose weight, and weight control for maintenance of weight, or this diet can also be used for management of diabetes in dogs.

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However, an owner’s interpretation of changes in their pet’s weight can be misleading; for example, dogs with a combination of abdominal distension (e.g. due to ascites) and muscle wastage might be thought by the owners to have gained weight, despite an actual weight loss.

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A More than one study has found that dog owners get more exercise.

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It has also been demonstrated that, when overweight, pets have a decreased quality of life that can be improved with successful weight loss (German et al. 2012).

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  • The guys promoting these diets like ancel keys and his protege spent their evenings being treated to meals from mischelin star restaurants eating steak and seafood, so no surprise they lived to be 100+, so would anyone on a diet like that.

  • I am so grateful, and happy to get the opportunity to learn all this. I gave up eating bread because of the yeast, on the advice of my sister, and I kept eating chicken skin because I like it. I could write a book about my journey <3

  • This is all about the history of why they were wrong about obesity, the idiot’s etc! I want latest research not a sarcastic report on the failures of the past sorry speaker!

  • Um, hello? Global warming? Please write a book on that as in depth as you wrote good calories, bad calories. I’ve read it twice! Global cooling, the population bomb (soylent green), peak oil: these would be great places to start on the “history” of social fear-mongering.

  • Taubes misses a fundamental point. The weight that goes on is not much more than the “slim” friend. However it takes decades to gain the 40 or 50 or 60 pounds. Taubes gives no answer to removing this extra weight in a reasonable time frame. No one has decades to taper their caloric intake to go “back to how they were at the beginning”. He’s just blowing smoke up everyone’s arses.

  • Good Garry brings up Biochemistry text book. This was the first step I started understanding what was happening in 1999 while studying 2nd year University. Then I just got my head filled with lies the rest of the time. And I didn’t understand all the sources of Carbs in our diets.

  • My grandma’s poodle should be running around and having fun, even tho he’s old, that’s how poodles act, but no, he’s too fat and he can’t do it even if he tries, and now that he’s too old we can’t do anything anymore and he probably has to be put down soon

  • Excellent Tips! Thank you. Do you think swimming is a good exercise for dogs? Everyday, I have a 1:30 hours of walk with my lab girl, but she is still overweight. I usually give some treats to her, she loves them, do you think treats are bad for dogs?

  • I know some one with a overweight black lab and they never let him outside unless it’s to pee cuz he runs off and his food bowl is huge and he gets treats all the time and scraps and they don’t exercise him because he dosnt like it. like you have to try there not gonna do it at first but every day counts

  • Need to help my German Shepard to lose weight because he apparnetly eats my other fit German sherpard’s left over food! Definitely need more excercise now lol!

  • It was sad to look at this, but I’m really glad they all got help. Love your dogs by giving them a healthy lifestyle, it’s a happier life for them.

  • sorry, this is a very slow to the point presentation. In fact, since watching this a week ago, I have not wanted to watch any more low carb down under content. Unsubscribe.

  • Appalling a holes the people who got him fat and wanted him killed because they weren’t taking responsibility for their wrongdoing., those ppl need to not exist

  • I know it is hard to know what time and much to feed your dog because everyone is different and is suppose to weigh a certain dog but you have to know these things or they start getting chubby and lazy ��

  • I’m shocked they didn’t have diabetes and heart disease. I’m also shocked there wasn’t a bunch of hanging skin, esp on the dachshund, like obese humans have after a major weight loss.

  • This was super useful, thanks Saro, my pug has just been gaining weight and I can see the stress in her character showing through because of it.

  • Read Good Calories, Bad Calories about 9 years ago. My husband had 3 strokes, could not walk or talk, could not cheat on the doctor
    recommend diet, was getting blood work every 3 weeks and always worse. I had lived on 1200 low fat, high fibre for decades, had an extremely active job and was fat, hungry and depressed.
    Because of Taubes I changes are diet.
    My husband is doing great. Bloodwork improved right after we changed and he slowly became more mobile and was soon able to talk again. I dropped 60 pounds. My trigs, went from high to low.
    I will never return to low fat he’ll again.
    From my point of view, this man is a hero.

  • To be honest i quit a low carb diet and keto diet, i quit it because for the last year i got really tired had mood problems sleep issues and was really hungry all the time even when i was fasting and in ketosis. I gained weight and lose only water weight for a year straight and had high cholestrol. For me its calories in and calories out i gained fat on keto and you can gain fat if you are eating to much of anything tbh i thibk finding a way that helps you get in a caloric deficet and is able for you to maintain that is more important. I just make sure i hit my protein high and fiber high and the rest i fill in with what ever the hell i want to eat��. My blood sugar when i was on keto and wanted to eat a whole food carb would spike up to 175 for 24 hours straight now its down to 85 to 95 in the morning and no higher then 130 and comes back down with a few hours��. Do what feels right and to me doing high carb high protein low fat i am losing fat again and also feelibg great ��❤

  • Overweight dynamic animals like dogs, is sooo sad, is mistreatment and a form of abuse. People selfishly liking the way they look, is sick. Don’t do that to them! ��❤️❤️❤️

  • It is not about food.
    Is about money.
    The biggest part of economy is food.
    If people get sick or even dies decades to early doesn’t matter to Big Food.
    When I was a kid more than 50 years ago the old people knew. Feeding the children with sugar makes them mentally weak and finally diabetic.
    They feared plant fat specially hydrogenated.
    I never found out how they knew and probably never will.

  • My dog is not fat, but I am afraid of moving her to the BARF diet. I don’t know how a dog burns calories. Let me explain why I say this.

    Humans burn about 3,200 calories to burn one lb worth of calories. What is that for dogs?

    Also, I am afraid meat alone is not bad, but can lack some nutrients. Why do I say this?

    What nutrients not in meat do I need to supplement in BARF diet?

    Please consider the value of your time. Why do I say this?

    Maybe if you provide links you can save time more than explaining your valuable answers here.

    I am excited to hear what you have to say!

  • This bring a tear to my eyes. I don’t cry most of the times but this did it. I saw on reddit this pice of garbage over feeds her husky, and it broke my heart.

  • I have a corgi mixed with a big dog, so she’s like a big corgi. She’s now overweight, her short legs aren’t helping. I’m starting to lose hope but we put her on a diet. She’s extremely happy and can still run and do everything, but needs to still lose weight because it’s caused her leg issues

  • My dog has no hope ��this is what happens

    We have four dogs and when it’s time for food they don’t finish their food and my dog eats all of the remaining food,she does exercise if taking walks twice a day counts as exercising and she has sooo much energy but her weight is…… ��

  • My walkertree coon has been 53-58 pounds and she loves food. OMG. I take her for walks daily some longer than others. I am interested in cooking her meals or even trying raw. Is it hard to transition because she often has stomach upsets at least once a month. Any suggestions because I’m sure there are fillers in dry dog food. At times I boil chicken and rice give her more broth and add sweet potatoes. Is this fattening? But the video makes so much sense. Thank you and I appreciate any feedback.

  • I have a jack russell terrier and he used to be so fit! But now he is overweight and looks like a sausage we always have fed him the same thing and really never changed his lifestyle do you have any answers why this might have happened v

  • Must feel terrible for a golden retriever to be in that state. Running and fetching are instincts that he couldn’t act out when overweight. Shame on his previous owners.

  • Thanks Gary.
    Keep fighting “big food” in spite of numerous evidence showing that the primary culprit of obesity is caloric excess, and lack of activity.

    Good to see you’re still selling books and speaking about low carb diets, when it’s plainly obvious CICO wins every time.

  • My buddy laughed when I told them I was going to lose weight with just using Fenoboci Diet Plan, but after I showed these people unbelivable effects after I used it they’re begging me to tell them about it. Of course I won’t let them know the details about this diet plan, haha 

  • Excellent presentation. The current food guidelines are nefarious by design and intent. This is not an accident, but intentional poisoning of the population with full knowledge and awareness by those responsible occupying the top, and perpetuated by the ignorant fools who simply accept and carry out what an authority source/figure tells them is so. This unfortunately is across many if not all areas of our existence from food to global warming to what ever aspect of life you want to examine. Nothing is what it appears to be certainly nothing is what we are told it is. The more aggressive the propagation of the false narrative the more nefarious it is. Ultimate goal can only be the enslavement of the population by want to be gods (the ones who place pyramids and eyes strategically and other such imagery throughout their branding). It would be funny, if not so life threateningly serious.

  • Hey Saro, I have a Overweight jack/russell rat terrier and I was wonder if there are Any Good kibbles? (He’s currently been on Ceasar

  • My dog has been on a raw human grade dog food for a year now and I still can’t get the weight off of her. She’s a Pomeranian and needs to loose 5lbs at least. Any specific workouts for dogs? Possibly swimming? What’s your thoughts on dog treats?

  • My dog is ALWAYS hungry no matter how much I feed her. Every hour she wants food so I give her slices of turkey. And now shes fat and the vet told me shes overweight.

  • Awww it broke my heart to see the dachshund dog so big…we have to think for them like babies…please:( the only life a dog has is to eat, run, and be loyal. M happy he’s better

  • I recommend for ”Foodie” dogs, give them bones that they could chew on. For example I have a lab, she unfortunately has become obese because she eats everything, my vet recommended this, I suppose its like when some people eat when their bored, they just got to be chewing on something.

  • Isn’t rae diet way bad for dogs? They have gotten use to their kibble/wet food so when you put them on a raw diet their whole system gets mess up!

  • Here’s a totaligy for you: Health care professionals get rich because the food industry gets rich which makes the pharmaceutical industry get rich.

  • my chihuahua has gain weight over the past couple of months and is always sad & grumpy and i really wanna help her lose weight so thanks for making this video

  • I used to feed rice and vegetables. But it increased in weight. Now it got kibble which it hates. It’s not eating at all. Don’t know which diet to give. Any diet for weight loss? Should I put rice? Is meat necessary everyday or can I put egg?

  • My dog is a beagle cocker-spaniel mix who is 12. He’s had some joint problems which has impaired mobility and he’s 80 pounds now. Luckily we just got him some weight loss food prescribed by the vet. On top of the food, how many walks should I give him a day and how long until I see progress?

  • I don’t know what to do!! Help!! My dog has ballooned and I dont know what to do. He only eats 2 cups daily and we walk 2 miles a week. I know I need to increase his excersice, I hope it works

  • I have a 3 y.o Beagle. He’s 20 kilos. Twice a day, we always go out to the park for a run, play with other puppies, and he likes to climb smaller hills. She eats vegetables and dry food (sometimes even wet food and rice) but still fails to lose weight. What should I do? PLEASE HELP! I love her so much, and I don’t like walking down the street, and instead of people telling me how beautiful she is, they tell me how fat she is����
    You are amazing, thank you for everything you do for all the puppies����

  • So if insulin resistance is essentially the root of the problem, I wonder how we cure insulin resistance? Keto and HFLC seem to be a way to avoid or work around insulin resistance.

  • My beagle has 20kg now nd he’s diet is on..but he can’t walk properly from his left leg because of his weight that’s why he can’t exercise nd can’t go for long walks…. According to you, how much month it will took to lose his weight

  • My dog is overweight and struggles to run, he doesn’t like physical activities at all. He is always sleeping or laying I am worried about him can you pls suggest me a diet for my dog,he is a vegetarian.

  • my beagle is around 20kg, does walking help lose weight. I feel like his weight puts too much pressure on his joints when he runs.

  • I work at a vet clinic as well & see tons of overweight dogs.. �� people are so uneducated on dogs; the least they can do is ask how they can keep their pet healthy.

  • Meanwhile im trying to get the right dog food because doesn’t want to eat dog food and is 10 pounds under weight 60 pound and he needs to be 70 pounds

  • I remember arguing with vegans when Gary Taubes’ presentations and interviews started to make appearances on YouTube 8 years ago. First they said that his claims would never be taken seriously, and second that he would be obese within a few years. Now, jump 8 years ahead to the current moment, and not only is the mainstream medical community starting to heed what Taubes has been asserting for over a decade, but he is slimmer than ever. Hence both of these predictions were flat out wrong. The only way that anyone can take a vegan’s prognostications seriously is if they are already brainwashed by their propaganda, or if they have amnesia with regards to the failure rate of vegan predictions.

  • I’ve always had big dogs..I got a small dog..terroir/ long dog a couple of years ago and I guess I didn’t pay attention and I would throw him left overs or treats too often…so now he’s over weight…so I’m doing protein..he gets sliced turkey…is that ok?I cut out the nugget hard food..but he CONSTANTLY whines and begs…I mean it’s constant..I feel bad not giving him something..he will let out long loud cries..looking at me…I feel like he will think I’m punishing him if I don’t give him a little something…He’s GOT to lose some weight..����������

  • Taubes is highly informed. But he did get one thing wrong. There actually isn’t a “large genetic component” to obesity.
    https://benjamindavidsteele.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/identically-different-a-scientist-changes-his-mind/
    Identically Different by Tim Spector
    “However, despite the extensive list of successes, a few signs were emerging that the paradigm was wrong. Most of the gene discoveries for common diseases turned out to be interesting in terms of biology, but the more we discovered the less useful each new gene became in accounting for the disease, since each gene is of tiny individual effect. For example, the 30 or so genes discovered for obesity, even when combined, account for only 2 per cent of the disease.”

    https://benjamindavidsteele.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/false-dichotomy-and-bad-science/
    Rigor Mortis by Richard Harris
    “Over the years breathless headlines have celebrated scientists claiming to have found a gene linked to schizophrenia, obesity, depression, heart disease—you name it. These represent thousands of small-scale efforts in which labs went hunting for genes and thought they’d caught the big one. Most were dead wrong. John Ioannidis at Stanford set out in 2011 to review the vast sea of genomics papers. He and his colleagues looked at reported genetic links for obesity, depression, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, asthma, and other common conditions. He analyzed the flood of papers from the early days of genomics. “We’re talking tens of thousands of papers, and almost nothing survived” closer inspection. He says only 1.2 percent of the studies actually stood the test of time as truly positive results. The rest are what’s known in the business as false positives.”

  • I have a Q about grains. What is the best diet for my nine-year-old Beagles? They have raw chicken for breakfast and a half cup of Hills Prescription Joint Care kibble from the vet. Dinner they have vegetable and meat casserole with rice or pasta. Treats are pig ears, bacon, ham or dried liver treat. And they have a bone every other day. Would you remove any of these items? Thanks, nice video and we will add 5 mins and a run in our walks ��

  • I have a fat dog I also have a few questions 1how many days will it take to see the improvement in my dogs weight and 2 is purina dog chow harmful to my dogs weight

  • Thank you! My Labrador is disabled and can’t walk far due to his legs not working properly. He is obese, on dry food and unhappy. Poor boy. He gets lots of love but I think you are right. I will change his food to home cooked and try that. Also I will try and take him for just 2 minutes extra walk a day. He only walks 500m now. Poor thing!!!!

  • See!!! What I don’t seem to understand is how humans actually let this happen. Like I honestly can’t comprehend the logic in people I can’t. I’m glad these dogs got a second chance.

  • my family dog is twice the wight she is supposed to weigh, and my family only feeds her dry food and table food. i try to make my parents stop feeding her this, but they only do it because she loves food and they can only buy dry food because it is cheaper. she also can’t walk too much because she is very old, and she is obese. i hope i can convince them to help!

  • My beagle is a whole 45lbs his weight has been going up and down over the months. I think he’s a bigger boned beagle he is about 16 inches from the shoulders down. He has been on Acana dog food the one for weight loss, it doesn’t seem to help
    I take him for a walk for 30 mins to an hour everyday and nothing seems to burn his fat off.
    In the winter I don’t take him as much as it gets sooo cold here in Canada.

  • I have two cats and a dog so how can I make it to where they don’t eat each other’s food because they are all overweight? Please answer

  • I have a shar-pei,lab,boxer mix, she needs to loss about 20 lbs we do the exercise no problem but I make her food myself (brown rice, a meat, and veggies) problem is she wont eat it if I add too many veggies and she will refuse to eat if I try and switch it up too much. What can I do? I can give her less but I feel like shes still hungry she will cry and beg for more

  • My dog its 6 month and weighs 19kg 500grams and she is an american bully classic and this breed here where i live its unknown and really strange to find, and my Veterinary who is a well known vet, told me she is overweight and told me all the health risk, i reduced her food intake and she looks more slim and more agile but she is losing weight slow and also gets really exhausted after running and playing with me. Its being hard for her losing weight, i do not know if changing lower calorie croquettes or vegan croquettes?

  • Very helpful! My dog is overweight and I’ve been trying to increase exercise (now we make 30 minutes -1h walks) and to feed her less food but nothing really seems to change, so going by the video, I should try another type of diet?

  • People love pets, And I do love them. But people sometimes don’t like pets. 117% people love pets and 27% of people hates pets. People can train dogs, My dog was buyed at Manila Metro, And when he was love me when he was one age, But now he is 7 years. After he was underweight, He likes food and water, My dog is better podle, He is brown, His brother Brownie died ��, And we buyed Toffee on Metro Manila. I loved him, And once,. He slipped his teeth on my hand, And my hand bleeds.. And our neighborhood had a new dog. And it was a husky and grow well.

    Moral: We must love our pets.

  • One important thing people need to remember is to stop giving them scraps when you eat. It adds up calorie-wise. My dog is on people food and he still managed to gain weight that has to go. He’s 5 and healthy but I don’t want him getting sick in the future. My dog is put in another room when I eat because those begging eyes are just too much… I buy him fresh marrow bones and I’m going to start giving them to him more frequently to occupy his time. I recommend them because they’re chunky and much less prone to splintering or breaking.

  • Thank you! I have two extremely overweight dogs, one healthy weight and one bony dog. One of the overweight ones has oral fixation. She also cannot reach to scratch her ears or her butt. It makes me feel really sad and guilty. I think the guilt I get when they act like they are starving has been the emotional problem for me thus for them. She is sometimes too lazy to go outside until she has the urge, like at 3am…
    Can dogs suffer trauma from witnessing traumatic events? Can they become emotional eaters like humans can?
    Also, do you have any familiarity with tumors in dogs? Thank you for your video!

  • Hey Saro! Loved the video! My 8 year old Labrador is eating the recommended amount of food, and now even less than that. I cook his food myself; i feed him a mixture of chicken, zucchini and carrots. And we go for a walk three times a day. But he’s still insanely overweight. I’m not sure what to do and I’ve asked a couple different vets but they weren’t any help. He used to be at a normal weight two years ago but now it’s quite impossible for him to lose weight. Any tips or ideas?:)

  • i have a husky, he is a little chubby and he is pretty active but he needs to lose weight, i see other huskies in the neighborhood and they are so skinny compared to mine, i want my dog to live a long healthy life, i am going to begin feeding him separate from my other Dogs. i just bought a bunch of wet food and kibble and i made a list of healthy things he can eat that’s safe and i will begin tomorrow, i also will be taking him on runs and biking to help out!! but how much food should i serve him per meal?

  • My dog had to be on kibble for a few weeks, she gained 10 pounds, so now I have her back on raw and Im trying to get her back to 64.3 then hopefully to 55-60. Her ideal weight is 55-60

  • My dog is just a little bit overweight. He has 5 years old and I feed him with Royal Canin 5+ dry food, but also cooked food. But he does not lose weight or gain weight. I walk and do jogging with him about 1 hour ( max.)

  • I own a Labrador….he is 44kg…..I have changed his diet….he is on 150 gm of Royal canine at 7 am….at 2pm I give him 50ml of butter milk (low fat)…..50ml low fat milk at 5pm followed by 150 gm of Royal canine at 7pm….I cannot take him out for walks but we have a long drive way where he walks along with me…. please let me know other ways which can be helpful in his well being….thanks

  • Hello! My dog is 5 years old gilden retriever, she is a very playful dog, but she is overweight, she is on a good diet, she is active, and she is always with us, I don’t know what to do

  • Any comments on Authority dog food for adults. Been giving it to me Bonnie 4 years. Starting homemade food tomorrow. And Doggy day camp! Pronto. I so want her in my life for many years to come for us!

  • I am going to try and do this for my overweight dachshund but I cant change her from kibble to home cook or raw, cant afford to buy a munch of meats every week for 3 dogs when i can barely afford to get it for myself. Her kibble is better grade kibble so im not too worried about it im just feeding her the right amount, she used to have a bowl out all the time always full

  • Oops! I have been giving my two labradors dry food all the time because they wont try anything else�� My dogs absolutely love walks and we go for big long runs and walks with them but they just cant seem to lose weight

  • We had to cut my dogs weight a little bit a few months ago, their bodies adjust so quickly! We were feeding her too much (great food just too much)

  • Even my dog is overweight and she doesn’t want to go for walk so what changes should I do and how she can go for a walk please help me out in this.

  • People don’t understand how bad it is to let pets gain so much weight. Exercise your pets and not just dogs. Cats should have at least a half hour of active exercise a day.

  • Hi Sir…Great video �� answers a lot… wanted to talk about our Milo..who’s a 5 year old beagle…..is very brave….recently recovered from hind limb paralysis….which has gotten him to gain weight is 25 kgs now….we have shifted him to home cooked diet…can you recommended some thing for his health?

  • This was great, calories in vs calories out never made sense, Hormones give the total picture and how each of us respond to the different levels.

  • My dog is a male English springer spaniel and he is about 55 pounds and he is supposed to be like 45 and he’s kinda chubby and we take him on a half hour walk in the morning and evening but he’s still overweight?

  • Over feeding your dog is abuse. You should not feed them human food, and you should only give them the designated amount of food required for your breed and average weight of dog. IN THE MEASUREMENT OF ONE CUP. Not a bowl, not an 8 ounce cup, or 12 ounce cup. But one cup.

    You should be able to ribs and a clear, defined waist.

    You should also consider ditching dog food in general. It’s not healthy. Raw meat is your number one option.

  • hi sir my beagle female becm fatty cant move her back side som calcium n other medicine inj r gving her now, in her past she bcm two time mother n last she gv 7 pup on 10 september. plz suggest home diet to loose her weight. doc said that food should be gvn in one time now… help?

  • I own a female Labrador retriever. Her weight has increased a lot. Her weight is 55kg. And she walks very less and gets tired soon. I am worried about her. Gonna try taking her out a bit longer. I hope it helps.

  • This golden boy got so lucky when he was paired with this terrific lady with a medical background and a common sense approach in helping what would eventually become her pride and joy.:)

  • 0:09 That dog be like: “What are you looking at? Yeah, I’m fat! Do you have a problem? Are you fat-shaming me by looking at me that way with your camera?”

  • It’s quite sad… dogs don’t know any better so it’s really up to the owners, that’s abuse for sure. Glad they lost weight that’s scary and unhealthy.

  • I adopted an Akita in October who is extremely obese. He has a rare genetic disease called VKH, and because of it, He’s on heavy duty steroids that make him lazy, ravenous & retain a lot of water. He’s seeing 2 specialists that are trying to adjust his meds so hopefully we can get him off of one of the steroids soon, but in the meantime, I’m really trying to focus on his weight. He should weigh 120-125lbs and he’s 160 lbs. His previous owner was feeding him 10 cups a day, and he never did walks or anything, because he was working full time & in school full time…… So it’s definitely an uphill battle. This video is very helpful, and I’m hoping some of the tips will help us out. Thank you!

  • Yet again lots off labs overweight… Got a Labrador here.. Sometimes especially when they are getting older with sore bones, there hard to not let them gain weight. Mine is 13 now but on a permanent fresh food, fresh veggies diet as anything else will jumb on those bones in no time

  • What would doctors do all day if we were all healthy? Big pharma would be little pharma, but we will all live longer and happier if we make carbs and sugars the bath water.

  • Hello sir., I have a 10 month old laberdog. Now he have 35 kg weight. Is this over weight?
    Also he has a
    Pain on back left leg.
    Do you have any suggestions?

  • My cat is fat, far too fat, and seeing these videos only makes me more determined to get her weight down a few pounds. She’s still young and active, but she’s a chunker.

  • my dog is a little overweight we been trying forever to get it down but he’s a senior with really bad leg problems so we don’t push him too much just go on short walks and give him a scheduled diet meal time.

  • I need help!!! I have a six-year-old white golden retriever that’s in the same condition after leaving her with a family member for two years. I’ve tried different diet foods and I’ve started cooking for her I feed her a total of 3 cups a day 1 cup in the morning 2 cups in the evening. Her new diet consists of brown rice, salmon, vegetable chicken breast chicken harts, and Steak simmered in bone broth. PLEASE HELP US:-(

  • my service dog lola needs to lose around 5 pounds shes a bit chunky i want her to lose weight we changed her over to wet food how can i get her to lose that weight?

  • Might I add some information of Dr. Lustig, about what can drive Insuline: not only “carbs drive Insuline drive fat” but also for some: “chronic stress releases Neuropeptid y, which drives fat-storage (Insuline contribution…), which incites you to eat carbs to get available energy”. We all reach for sugar under stress, so “Insuline drives sugar-intake” is also true…. We can be badly trapped. Sleep is also a major factor for hormonal disbalance. Physiological systems are interplaying under a high grade of complexity…..
    Personally low carb is not enough for me (high compliance) I try to get stress and sleep fixed…

  • the diet is actualy not suitable for a dog, its important for the dog to keep his vitamins and minerals this diet you suggest is very low in minirals and vitamins it doesnt contain a proper balance witch will result in problems like metabolic bone disease home cooked diets are almost never done right because they dont contain the right ingrediënts like calcium.

  • What kind of a dumbfuck lets a dog get that fat? With humans I get that some people use food as a coping mechanism for dealing with stress and trauma. Not an excuse, but I can understand how some people let themselves go. But a dog literally depends on you to give them food. Just give them less and make sure they can’t steal and they’ll lose weight.

  • Dogs are always wanting to run around and play, and being so overweight can really make them struggle just to walk. They all looked so happy to run after losing weight

  • We rescued a overweight beagle three days ago, He is 50 kg. He is just starting to walk again even one block of walking is hard for him, his preferred mode is to sleep. Do you have any recommendation for this kind of obesity. Our goal is to be able to help this poor dog lose weight.

  • The people that dislike this video have issues, because that dog was so not loved, but, then when he met this owner, his life was changed forever and I just LOVE this video.

  • uys, losing weight doesn’t need to be
    difficult (I used to feel it did). I’ll give you some advice right now.
    Look for a diet plan called Fenoboci Diet Plan. Seriously, that program
    has changed my entire life. I probably shouldn’t even be talking about
    it because I don’t want a bunch of other guys out there running the same
    “game” but whatever, I am just in a great mood today so I’ll share the
    wealth haha.

  • The obesity epidemic will not cease until we: 1) Decouple the Big Pharma-Big-Factory-Agriculture parasitic economic co-dependency relationship from our economic systems (they will in fact bankrupt entire nations as health care costs suck us into economic warfare mass death); 2) The old school vested scientists and department heads and advisory quacks holding the line on the old lies and myths of the FDA food guidelines all retire and DIE (from their own ignorance). We are close to an inflection point where there’s going to be a global “aha moment” as the common-man wakes up and becomes outraged that he’s been bred to be a sharecropper to work his whole life to stuff his face with crap food then to give back his life wages to doctors and pharma to keep him alive a few more years while they suck the family estate dry like parasites just to prevent it being transferred to his own family heirs. God damn these evil bastards for the 100s of millions of lives they are destroying through cruel means. Most know better. This is the worst kind of warfare ever seen in human history. Creating food addictions that are basically bio bombs designed to control the population and get people to die off the entitlement retirement programs.

  • Yes, I too am guilty of jumping through diet plan to others as well, I do believe that I must have tested every fat reduction program that was available, but eventually not one of them helped me to lose and keep the weight off. I ended up trying for the very last time using the Custokebon Secrets mainly because my cousin who told me great things about it and so far to date I’ve effectively lost 16 pounds within 3 weeks!

  • I use food for antidepressants. I reason that I don’t take antidepressants or sleeping pills like most of my friends, so it could be worse. But I am still getting fatter and hate myself. I eat out of boredom too, but mostly anxiety. I operate under a low level of stress most days.

  • This was fantastic up until the part about creating policies to “control” fast food. This is not only a political land mine but it just won’t work. The entire discussion up to this point was about empowering people with the ability to manage their impulses, cues, and behaviors. This is the only way to go. They use smoking as an example of what creating “policies” can do….smoking is still an issue. All you will do when you tell people they “can’t” is create an environment of wanting to do something more. We’ll have Cartel’s smuggling McDonalds in from across the border. Empower people to make the right choice…

  • Honestly, the Professor might consider not starting the answer to every question with the word “so”.

    And now the Doctor is doing it with every question!

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  • Great video.

    I’d like to hear/see something about rebound bingeing, which is what I seem to do. When I diet, I am S.T.R.I.C.T. with myself. No one has greater powers of resistance than I. Until I don’t because when I fall off the wagon, I fall hard. I eat everything in sight (bread, chocolate, cakes obviously not broccoli, carrots and celery!) and I’ve often wondered, if I were to ‘allow’ myself a small portion of the Forbidden Food™ daily, would I be less prone to this feast/famine approach?

    Who knows certainly not me because it seems once I eat a trigger food, I just keep going until I am uncomfortably full.

  • Hey There! Thanks a lot for this helpful video. By the way, I notice a lot of people keep on talking about Fenoboci Diet Plan (look on google search engine), but I’m not sure if it’s good. Have you ever tried Fenoboci Diet Plan? I’ve heard several awesome things about it and my cousin lost lots of weight with it, but she refuses to tell me:(

  • I dont see the link for the diet suggestion.. my dachahund is overweight ever since we had a baby, i kow for sure her activity level has gone down conpared to before but i really want to get her healthy #sarodogtraining

  • I kinda need help. My grandma barely feeds her dog and he’s very overweight. The dog need exercise but my grandmother can’t walk him because it’s too hot and grandma is too old. I’m not sure how to help.

  • She has no idea what she’s talking about!  EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO ME! When I was destitute, I gained 60lbs, on 300 cal a day, for 8 months, in 1992… Then in 2007, I had a Menire’s attack and was unable to eat much, (300-400) Cal a day of liquids and bland foods for about 4 months… Then I as able to eat 1 meal a day then 2, and I was OK in 7 months…I gained 100 lbs in that time!  In general due to poverty I can only financially manage 2 meals a day for the last 24 years. I use Stevia and Almond milk, I don’t smoke and I can only afford a beer or wine once in a while…  I rarely buy snacks or eat outside of my meals…I can’t afford to go out… I’m a Celiac, and over the years I have lost my appetite. Now I have health problems from the weight I have gained, even with low food intake….  EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!

  • This was such a nice video! My dog got chubby this winter and I want to get him lean again! He enjoys food a bit too much, so, adding more fiber by adding veggies will be a good trick, especially so that he does not get jealous of Human Food.