Tips for Keeping Your Dog Fit and Slim: Infographic #2

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Ben Franklin said that “Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other”.   Although dear old Ben was not known for his svelte body, he was quite a brilliant man.  With that said, we would like to share our second, reader inspired infographic with tips for keeping your dog fit and slim.   (You can see the first installment here).

This infograph is loaded with great tips that have worked for others and that can be helpful to anyone who is trying to keep their dog fit.  Take advantage of this collective ‘experience’ to make it easier to keep your dog fit and slim.  Please share with your friends, family & readers.

SlimDoggy Fit Tips #2
Do you have some other suggestions?  Please share them below and we will use them in a future reader tips infographic.

fitDogFriday_avatarPlease enjoy our FitDog Friday Blog Hop brought to you by SlimDoggy and our co-hosts Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love. Join the Hop or just enjoy the links below – lots of fun fitness tips and advice!

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  1. Yes! I use a measuring cup too!
    Ruckus the Eskie recently posted…#ScoopThatPoop Campaign with Giveaway by #PoopBuddy! (ends 10/29)My Profile

    • Measuring is important. Some new technology coming to help with this aspect. PetNet (aka, for example, is building an intelligent feeder. Can’t wait to see how it works.
      steve recently posted…Tips for Keeping Your Dog Fit and Slim: Infographic #2My Profile

  2. Love the infographics, they’re so fun to read. Thanks for including our tip!
    Peggy Frezon recently posted…FitDog Friday- Dock Diving LabMy Profile

  3. Love the infographic!! Always so informative with the best tips ever!
    Christine and Riley recently posted…FitDog Friday: Building Your Dogs 6 Pack – Part 1 of 6My Profile

  4. I taught Mr. N how to weigh himself on the scale. I think this only works for smaller dogs though unless your dog is exceptionally agile.
    Tenacious Little Terrier recently posted…FitDog Friday #10 – It’s a Beautiful Week in the NeighborhoodMy Profile

  5. Infographics rock. Great way to get a message across. And thanks for including us amongst all those other great tips.
    Paws and Pedals (Kate & Scooter) recently posted…Dog Training Games – 3 Cool Dog TricksMy Profile

  6. Hi Y’all!

    Great post! Don’t forget fruit for treats! I love fruit! Also, cut meal calories when you add treats. My Human bakes my sweet potato training treats and sometime subs regular potatoes. Check size and cut consistently. Also reduce other calorie intake accordingly.

    By the way, you have to have room to put the treadmills.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
    Hawk aka BrownDog recently posted…Follow Up and Stay FitMy Profile

    • Fruit is a great treat as are veggies. And you are correct to point out that you must account for treats by reducing food intake based on the treats. Many people forget to do this.
      steve recently posted…Tips for Keeping Your Dog Fit and Slim: Infographic #2My Profile

  7. Great tips!

    Before I was adopted by my furever family, I was morbidly obese. In fact, I was twice as heavy as I am now (20 lbs!) and had become very sick.

    Thanks to my furever family, I transitioned from ultra-fat to ultra-fit. I only eat very high quality food and only in the quantity recommended by my vet. I walk at least 2-3 miles almost every day and hike many more miles (and vertical feet) on weekends.

    My advice to all my fur-friends: get as much exercise as you can. It’s never enough.

    And then, cuddle!
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    • What a great story Tootsie. We need to get some before and after pictures from your site. Have you joined yet? Our community could use your inspiration and suggestions.
      steve recently posted…Tips for Keeping Your Dog Fit and Slim: Infographic #2My Profile

  8. Great tips, but it is all really common sense and the same principal as for humans…you have to burn off what you take in or you have to take in less.
    emma recently posted…I’m Recovering | GBGV | Follow Up FridayMy Profile

    • Agree that it is common sense. Unfortunately, common sense has not won the day as more than 1/2 of all dogs are overweight in the US (with similar trends across the world).

      I don’t think that most people even know how many calories their dog needs each day to stay trim nor how many calories they are feeding each day.
      steve recently posted…Tips for Keeping Your Dog Fit and Slim: Infographic #2My Profile

  9. Another great info graphic. I train for hunt tests in summer, hunt in the fall and watch their calorie content in the winter.
    joann stancer recently posted…Follow-Up Friday along with FitDog FridayMy Profile

  10. Great tips! 🙂 I have started putting in low fat fillers such as green beans and carrots in Niles’ food. Her grandpuprents have a hard time understanding her diet.
    Nailah Bone recently posted…Geocaching In The CityMy Profile

    • Great idea – we do the same thing – good way to get some good things into their diet – we recently added dandelion greens, just mix them with their food and down they go!

  11. Awesome tips and love the infographic!
    Bren recently posted…FINALLY, We Have Success!!My Profile

  12. Great infographic and thanks so much for including Gizmo…We’re sharing this today…It ties in so well with our post on medical expenses…So many health problems are connected to obesity and a fit dog is less likely to need medical care
    GizmoGeodog recently posted…The Veterinarian Is In But Are You Counting on an Apple a Day?My Profile

  13. I measure their food, watch the treat intake, and get lots of play time and walks in.

    • Great tips – the ‘playtime’ is an important one!

  14. Great infographic, I think infographic’s are a teaching, training aid a lot easier to understand than written posts, thanks for sharing.

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  15. Pawesome advice! My buddy Gizmo gave some tooowoooowooooooo!
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  16. Love the infographic! Here’s our tip: To help keep both Rocco AND me motivated, we like to vary our FitDog activities. Our rotation includes agility, walking, running, hiking, fetch, tricks and basic obedience. That way we keep it fun and neither of us burns out!

  17. Another great infographic! All good suggestions…I’m always glad to see I’m doing some things right, and also get at least one new idea out of these. I love the stairs with the fitvest that Gizmo is doing.
    Great turnout for the hop today! That’s going to keep me busy reading everyone’s!
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  18. Great graphic! Hopefully this helps motivate some folks to “move their mutt!”
    Jackie Bouchard recently posted…K9 Kamp: Are You and Your Pup Keeping Up?My Profile

  19. Awesome infographic! Love it!
    BoingyDog recently posted…Get In the Groove With PetsMoveMy Profile

  20. Infographics are fun. We would be happy to contribute a tip if you do another.

    My tip today is about making exercise happen: The hardest part about exercising is getting out the door. Get everything ready to go the night before, so you don’t have to think about it in the morning.
    Jessica recently posted…Do Zoomies Count As Excercise?My Profile

  21. Sadly my food is measured too and I generally get below the recommended allowance as we tend to meet other dog walkers who have treats. I do need to take my peeps for more walkies though as they are woefully unfit!
    Misaki recently posted…Be safe this HalloweenMy Profile

  22. I noticed yesterday in your comment to Gizmo & Beth that you recently purchased health insurance plans for Jack and Maggie. Would you mind sharing a little info about those plans, such as name of the company providing it and types of coverage (emergency care? cancer care? office visits?) If it’s available at a price I can afford, I definitely want to consider it.


    Have a tail-wagging day!!

    • We got Healthy Paws insurance. There’s a good website that compares coverage and price, I’ll dig it up and send to you.
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  23. Thank you so much for these tips!!!! I’m on the tubby side and my people and I are helping each other get fit. It’s nice to know it’s not all about decreasing the kibble 🙁
    Two Cats and a Cattledog recently posted…We Went PinkMy Profile

  24. Great infographic! Love it!
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  25. These are some excellent tips! In addition to these, we make exercise FUN – by hiking in fun places with my doggy friends; playing games such as fetch, frisbee, and basketball; and doing tricks that stretch and strengthen, like “sit pretty”, “crawl”, “roll over”, etc.

    Garth Riley recently posted…FitDog Friday! Garth’s Top Ten Reasons to Join PetsMove.OrgMy Profile

    • Great tips Garth – thanks for sharing. We’ll use them in our next infographic!
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  26. Excellent tips and nice info graphic!
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