With January being the month most of us start thinking about a New Year diet, how about one for your dog too?

According to a study carried our by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 52.6% of US dogs are overweight or obese.

Is your dog overweight? Check out the questions below to find out if your dog is overweight.

Is Your Dog is Overweight?

Answer these questions to help to identify if your dog is overweight.

  • Do you have difficulty feeling your dog’s ribs?
  • Is there little or no ‘waist’?
  • Do you give your dog table scraps or leftovers?
  • Are they reluctant to exercise?
  • Do they seem to tire easily with activity?
  • Does your dog waddle when it walks?
  • Do they keep eating so long as there is food in the bowl?
  • Have you been told your dog is overweight?

It is likely that your dog is overweight if you answer, “yes” to one or more of these questions.

Problems Associated With Your Dog Being Overweight

Unfortunately, If your dog is overweight, they could suffer from the following:

  • Joint problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart and respiratory disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer

What Is The Lifespan Of A Heavier Dog?

It's a sad fact that heavier dogs have a shorter lifespan than leaner dogs, anything from 6 months to 2 years.

However, the good news is, it is completely avoidable providing you take the correct preventative action.

Preventing Your Dog From Being Overweight

The following action will help prevent your dog from becoming overweight or will help reverse being overweight if they already are:

  • Ask your veterinarian to recommend a diet plan
  • Use a controlled diet
  • Ensure your dog is eating the right nutrients
  • Check their weight regularly
  • Ensure your dog earns his treats
  • Give senior dogs fewer calories
  • Consider giving your dog supplements

Also, check out our article; '4 Important Tips When Feeding Your Dog'.

Finest For Pets Supplements

After many years as a pharmacist, I decided to dedicate my knowledge to helping pets. I named my company Finest For Pets because I use my insider knowledge to source the best ingredients for our supplements – we have one quality – the Finest! You get 30 years of pharmacy expertise in every bottle.

Our goal at Finest For Pets is to naturally treat the underlying cause of joint pain with healthy supplements, rather than hide the symptoms with long-term pain medication. We’ve helped thousands of pets to live healthier and happier lives – imagine how good that feels!

Glucosamine Supplements

Veterinarians strongly recommend these supplements because they naturally heal the underlying cause of arthritis and joint pain. They are very popular with pet owners because of their overwhelming success in improving their pet's health and happiness.

Glucosamine is the essential building block for healthy cartilage. Glucosamine supplements enable dogs struggling with joint pain, to naturally make more cartilage. This rebuilds and repairs the cartilage cushion between the bones in a joint. The bones stop grinding painfully together, producing wonderful improvements in mobility and happiness.

The best glucosamine supplements have additional ingredients like Chondroitin Sulfate, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and Hyaluronic Acid. These multiply the benefits of glucosamine.


Fix your dog's joints with Rejenease! Rejenease is our highest rated supplement because of it's overwhelming success in naturally healing the cause of joint pain.

So what are the health benefits of using Rejenease?

  • Restores energy, mobility and joy
  • Reduces swelling and tenderness
  • Repairs stiff, worn joints
  • Powerful natural pain relief
  • Protects younger dogs & AT risk breeds

More information about Rejenease can be found from the following link:



There are mаnу bеnеfitѕ tо uѕing рrоbiоtiсѕ fоr dоgѕ, juѕt as they dо fоr humаnѕ, рrоbiоtiсѕ hеlр dоgѕ рrеvеnt and rеliеvе iѕѕuеѕ with digestion.

Many mау dесidе tо start thеir реtѕ on рrоbiоtiсѕ when thеir dogs are ѕtill рuррiеѕ to tаkе advantage оf thе bеnеfitѕ of рrоbiоtiсѕ. A puppy аlrеаdу hаѕ a сlеаn and sterile digеѕtivе tract, ѕо thе tract can actually bе fоrtifiеd during thiѕ timе.


Tummyworks is the best probiotics powder for allergy relief, hot spot treatment, diarrhea, yeast infection, itching and a breath freshener, plus added digestive enzymes improve digestion.

TummyWorks will make your dog healthier within days, it gives them all the good bacteria they need and quickly restores their gut health, and alleviates the following problems:

  • Gas problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestion problems
  • Allergies
  • Yeast infections
  • Skin problems especially itching

TummyWorks also works wonders in cats too!

More information about TummyWorks can be found from the following link:


Also check out the new addition to our TummyWorks range, TummyWorks chews!

Fish Oils

Fiѕh oil саn hеlр with your dogs аrthritiѕ раin аnd аllеrgiеѕ.

A 2008 Bауlоr Univеrѕitу and Hаrvаrd Medical Sсhооl ѕtudу showed fiѕh оil rеduсеѕ bоdу inflammation inside and оut. Thiѕ makes уоur dog healthier bесаuѕе lеѕѕ inflаmmаtiоn mеаnѕ a ѕtrоngеr immunе ѕуѕtеm.

For further benefits of using fish oils, check out the following link:

Arthritis and Joint Pain Treatment For Dogs: The Benefits of Using Fish Oil

Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil

Treat your pet to all of the benefits of omega fatty acids. Finest For Pets offers the best fish oil, made from the finest wild caught Alaskan Salmon and produced to the highest possible quality standards.

Please find more information about our wild Alaskan salmon oil from the following link:

Finest For Pets Alaskan Salmon Oil


Treat your pet to all of the benefits of omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids. Give them the best fish oil, made from the finest wild caught non-predatory fish and produced to the highest possible quality standards.

Please find more information about our wild Alaskan salmon oil from the following link:

Finest For Pets Omegease

Exercising With Your Dog

Starting a diet is all well and good, but what about exercise?

The good news is this doesn't need to mean hitting the gym or getting a personal trainer, if you have a dog why not exercise with them...

We all know no matter how large or small your dog is, they need plenty of exercise as part of their daily routine so why not do it with them.

It goes without saying exercise is required for your dog to stay healthy but it also it also helps keep them fit, aids with training, and gives them socialization skills.

In the following article; 'Exercise Your Way To Wellness With Your Dog', you can find five five activities you can enjoy with your dog, and they'll love it to!