We have all seen the overweight and obese German Shepherd Dog adult. Some of us may even be guilty of over indulging our German Shepherd Dogs with too many treats and not enough exercise.
Having your German Shepherd Dog adult overweight can be extremely detrimental to their overall health and can significantly shorten their expected lifespan. Obese and overweight German Shepherd Dogs are predisposed to diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart attack, stroke, and increased risk of cancer.
The best way that I have found to reduce the caloric intake of my obese or overweight German Shepherd Dogs is to add green beans to their food. I will cut their normal meals in half and replace the bulk with green beans. This way I do not get that sad look after they have finished as to say; “Hey where’s the rest of my food”. The shepherds will eat their meals and feel satisfied and lose weight because there are negligible calories in green beans.
For some us this would also be a good diet tip to simply add large portion of green beans to our meals to reduce the calories that we intake. In addition, to reducing our caloric intake for us and our German shepherd Dogs, a daily walk will help drop the pounds very quickly and will improve bonding between owner and dog.
Okay before I have a lot of people thinking that I am being insensitive, the above reference to the fat owner is a joke on me. That is me walking Rex. A Few more walks and I will be down to my playing weight.
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