Purina is good for dog obesity.
Purina is good for some things, including dog obesity. OK now this is not a bash on Purina they do the best they are doing with their viewpoint of how to make dog food and their dog food products are not as bad as others on the market. I am just of the opinion that there are much better products out there; including just making your own, following a proper recipe so your dog does not miss out on necessary nutrients.
There is one thing that Purina does accel in over almost all the other dog food companies and that is conducting research. Here is a list of studies done by Purina (from their website) on overweight dogs. Purina Search: overweight study dog
I would like to bring your attention to the top two stories in this list – Improving Mobility in Arthritic Dogs and More Healthy Years The first study the results determined that overweight dogs that had been diagnosed with arthritis experienced improvement in movement after returning to an ideal body weight and body condition. Imagine that no supplements and no drugs, just loss of weight (which is free), and an improvement in the way an arthritic dog moves. Pretty much common sense, but it is great to see it proven in a study.
Now the next study is even more important the results showing that dogs live an extra 2 years just by being fed less! Now obviously here we do not want to starve your dog but it definitely shows that being in optimal weight and condition improves the life span of your dog.
Both of these studies suggest that keeping your dog at an optimal weight and body condition improves the health and longevity of your dog. What does this mean for you as an owner? What can you expect? How about being able to jump into a car or truck, easier ability in walking up and down stairs, no more or at least decreased morning stiffness, being able to take longer walks, living over 10 years of age for a large dog, over 12 years for a medium dog, and over 15 years for a small dog. I would say these are definitely the selfish human benefits of having your dog at an ideal weight. I’d say lets be a little selfish here because these benefits also have great benefits for the health of your dog.dog health, overweight dogs, Purina, researchVet Directory