Which recipe will suit your dog?
There are four fantastic recipes to choose from made with fresh ingredients. Each free from grain, wheat, wheat gluten, soya, beef and dairy. Supporting those with sensitivities:
GUSTO 50% Salmon with Trout adult recipe
VIGOUR 50% Turkey adult recipe
SPRIGHT 50% Trout with Salmon, Light recipe with less calories
MIGHTY 60% Chicken, Turkey with Salmon puppy recipe
How much should you feed your dog?
Each of the recommended feeding guidelines can be found on the individual recipe pages linked to Our Food.
- When changing your dog’s diet please introduce gradually over a period of 2 weeks, to allow their digestive system time to adjust.
- Find out your dog’s weight, this can be checked with your vet or by standing on scales with your dog at home.
- It is advisable to measure the food with kitchen weighing scales to ensure you are not over/under feeding.
- Once the daily feeding amount is established, you can divide it into as many meals as suits. Between 1-3 being the most common.
- When your dog is settled on the food, keep an eye on their weight. This will give an indication whether they are being fed the correct amount.
- At this point you can adjust the feeding amount accordingly.
- Always ensure plenty of fresh water is available.
Consider what treats you are feeding your dog
It can be tempting to give your dog leftovers or to share your food with them. What we consider to be tasty and perhaps even nutritious may be extremely dangerous, even poisonous, for our canine companions. Here is a list of popular human foods dogs can’t eat.
- Chocolate – due to a stimulant called theobromine, chocolate is very dangerous for dogs health & wellbeing.
- Grapes, raisins & currents – can cause kidney problems for dogs with sensitivities.
- Onions & garlic & chives – All forms of these vegetables and herbs can be dangerous for your dog, leading to stomach and gut irritation.
- Dairy – milk-based products can cause diarrhoea or other digestive upset.
- Avocado – is unsafe for dogs in large quantities due to a toxin called persin which results in vomiting and diarrhoea.
- Corn on the cob – although may sound healthy, corn is not easily digested by dogs and could lead to intestine blockage if they try to eat large chunks or whole.
- Walnuts & macadamia nuts – consuming these foods your dog may experience weakness, depression, tremors, vomiting and increased body temperature for up to 48 hours.
- Caffeine & alcohol – keep coffee beans, teabags and alcohol out of their reach.
- Mouldy foods – contain lots of toxins that may make your dog very ill. Make sure spoiled foods are carefully disposed of out of their reach.
Should you have any concerns about your dog consuming a food substance that may be harmful to your dog, please consult your vet.
Keeping your dog active
Whether you’re strolling through the woods or playing ‘fetch’ at the beach, exercise and play are essential to your relationship together. It’s a fun way to help your dog maintain their optimal size. Variety is the spice of life, so why not try mixing your exercise routine up.
Stuck for an idea how to keep you and your dog active? Have a look at some of our other blog posts for ideas and inspiration such as:
Spending quality time together will not only nurture the bond between you, but assists you both in being healthy and active.
How do I know my dog is the correct weight?
Has your dog gained weight?
Some common reasons for your dog to gain weight is due to overfeeding or lack of exercise.
At LeanDog we have prepared a recipe to help support dogs that:
- Require to lose excess weight by reducing their calorie intake.
- Are less active due to size, breed or age.
LeanDog SPRIGHT prepared with 50% trout, salmon and sweet potato contains only 320 Kcal/100g.
LeanDog light SPRIGHT recipe, is 15% lower in fat compared to other standard adult recipes to assist with weight reduction. As it is the calories which we have reduced, your dog does not have to eat less! Following the feeding guideline for further advice will ensure your dog receives the correct quantities.
In addition our light recipe has added L-Carnitine. This is an amino acid which promotes the conversion of fat to lean muscle development. Other added benefits include helping to enhance brain function, reducing muscle damage and regulating blood sugar levels.
If however, you have already made adjustments to both the quantity your dog is being fed and it’s exercise levels. It is worth speaking to your vet for further advice and checks to investigate what alternative reasons your dog is gaining or is overweight.
If you have a question, we would love to hear from you. Contact LeanDog
To take away the uncertainty of your dog trying a new recipe, we provide a Free Trial on any of our recipes.