Thanks to numerous studies undertaken by veterinary researchers worldwide, it is now widely accepted that the quantity of starch eaten by a dog is directly related to spikes in its blood sugar levels. As in humans, this causes a subsequent increase in insulin levels.
It is estimated that over 50% of domestic dogs are overweight; while dogs that are kept at their ideal weight can live for almost an extra two years on average. Our beloved four-legged friends are not with us for as long as we would wish but, there are things you can do as owner, to maximize your time together.
If dogs are fed too much starch, they are far more likely to suffer from obesity and diabetes. Unfortunately, one of the prime ingredients of dried food is starchy carbohydrates; in the form of corn, wheat or rice. Not only does this make these foods very high in carbohydrates but, some of these ingredients are also associated with heavy pesticide and herbicide use.
However, consistently keeping blood sugar levels at the low end of the normal range achieves resultant low insulin levels; which are associated with an increase in life span for all mammals; humans, dogs, cats etc.
This exact effect is naturally achieved by feeding the Wolf Tucker range of BARF raw dog food; 100% natural ingredients with no corn, wheat, other grains, starch, fillers or preservatives and designed to work in total harmony with your dog’s digestive system.
That’s the nutrition side of things taken care of but, how do we tackle obesity?
At Wolf Tucker, the raw feeding experts, we’ve created our very own “Back in Shape” programme; designed specifically to get your dog back to its optimal weight and keep it there. We provide all the knowledge and support you need, from years of experience working with hundreds of dogs to help you:
- Understand how to determine if your dog is overweight?
- Understand how much weight your dog has to lose?
- Provide you with a customized diet, tailored to your dog to get them to their optimum weight in a safe and steady manner.
- Support you throughout the process as you monitor progress and make any necessary changes.
- Understand the dietary requirement to maintain your dog’s ideal weight?
The importance of monitoring your dog’s weight loss is very important. As well as the reduction in food intake, dogs that move to Wolf Tucker raw dog food will be ingesting a higher amount of quality, animal protein. Feedback from our customers prove that dogs on our food not only benefit from more endurance but, a superior aerobic performance. Put simply, they go faster for longer which will also contribute to the rate of weight loss. We've also seen amazing results in actually reversing diabetes in dogs (see our testimonials page)
What do you need to do?
At Wolf Tucker, we understand that every dog is different. We have many years experience of feeding raw and we will be able to quickly establish the right programme for your dog. However, there are a few things we need from you to help with this process.