How To Manage Weight Issues in Labrador

Have your vet evaluate your Lab's condition first to rule out any health issues before starting a program.  

Vet First  

Feed an approved commercial or home-cooked weight loss diet for Labs that fits your dog's needs.

Custom Diet 

Eliminate free-feeding and stick to scheduled, measured meal times to control intake.

Measured Meals   

Safely increase daily walks, swims, fetch and playtime for calorie burning mental and physical activity.

Exercise Boost  

Make walks enriching with new routes, trailing, agility obstacles and nosework to tire your Lab out.  


Use praise, play and petting over treat rewards which provide excess calories.

Alternative Rewards

Weigh your Lab at the vet every 1-2 weeks to gauge progress and adjust the regimen as needed.

Routine Weigh-ins

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