dog diet plans:
Hello I’m Doctor Charlotte Williamson and I am passionate about optimising dog's lives through weight management.
I have created the Dog Slim website and WAGSTA Wellness dog weight loss program to help you achieve the very best life for your dog. A life full of vitality and play!
DogSlim.com is a hub for all things related to dog weight loss, dog health and pet nutrition! We are continually expanding our range of free dog weight loss information and resources. So please take time to browse through our dog weight loss articles.
For pet parents in need of an extra helping hand, our dog weight management program WAGSTA Wellness, has been designed especially for you! Read on to hear the story behind its creation.
A proven effective weight loss plan for the overweight dog
After many years working as a veterinarian I have met thousands of pet owners who have struggled to manage their pet’s weight. And in turn I have watched many overweight dogs battle weight-associated illness.
The overweight dog often suffers conditions such as arthritis, respiratory illness, diabetes and tumours. Sadly more often than not, these ailments cut dog’s lives short.
Despite my own intentions and those of my veterinary colleagues, rates of successful dog weight loss remain low. Over the years I have pondered this point and have concluded that:
Dog weight loss may be simple but it is not easy!
Simple because we all know that to lose weight calories consumed must be less than calories burnt! Right?
But successful weight loss goes beyond numbers and figures. It’s about behavioral and lifestyle change. Successful dog weight loss involves working on household habits and emotions. We must identify food vices and manage pet behaviors, as well as put in place suitable calorie restriction and activity programs.
Most importantly, successful dog weight loss depends on a dedicated household and a motivated owner.
It’s fair to say that dog weight loss is not easy, unless you have the right guidance and support!
That's why I've created WAGSTA Wellness.
WAGSTA Wellness is an online weight management program for the overweight dog. Think of it as Dog Weight Watchers or Biggest Loser for Dogs, providing you with veterinary guidance and dog weight loss support.
Our dog weight loss programs are suitable for a wide range of dogs (toy breeds to giant breeds, city dogs to farm dogs). And can be completed from the comfort of your own home.
We are not a “boot camp” style program that sets unrealistic levels of exercise. And you do not need to purchase equipment or specific brands of food. Instead we will teach you tools to develop a suitable dietary intake and healthier lifestyle for your dog, forever.
By nurturing the human-pet bond and turning bad habits into good habits, we will makeover your dog’s future. Together we will help your dog rediscover their lost health, vitality and play!