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Beagle Weight Problems

„If your beagle is getting fat, that means you are not getting enough exercise“

Claudia Robbins

Beagle love food and that almost always one of the main reasons for beagle weight problems. Read on for sensible advice on what to do about it.

Recommendations of The National Beagle Club on Beagle Weight Problems

The National Beagle Club recommends the following:

If your beagle is getting fat, then cut back on the amount of food that you feed, each day.  Mix canned green beans, or canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling), into your beagle’s food.  Cut the food in half and replace that other half with green beans/pumpkin.  If you normally feed one cup; then feed ½ cup of food mixed with ½ cup of green beans or pumpkin.  They are still eating 1 cup, but are only getting ½ cup of food.

Beagles who have been spayed/neutered normally gain weight rapidly.  They also become far less active.  You need to make sure that adequate exercise and appropriate food portions are maintained to keep your beagle fit, and to keep them healthy. Read the complete article here.

 

Nutrition is one aspect of the equation. Exercise is also an important component when we talk about beagle weight problems. Here is some more information to help you play and exercise your beagle:

Beagles were bred for long chases and have a lot of energy, particularly as puppies. Remember that providing plenty of exercise will make the training process much easier and will also keep your beagle fit (they love to eat, remember?).

Games can be quite helpful since beagles can be destructive when they are bored or when they don’t get enough exercise.

BONUS TRAINING TIP: Suitable games for beagles are tracking games, of course, such as leaving a trail for your beagle and then releasing them to go retrieve the treat, hiding treats in different places or even a treasure hunt at meal times where the prize is their food bowl. There are toys where you can hide treats.

 

For even more info on beagle food and health, check out the resource box below.

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