Here are some tips to make your pet's diet healthier.
Cut down on treats. Dog biscuits are basically sugar and fat.
Cut back on food a bit at a time. You don't want to make the animal go hungry.
Monitor the animal's body condition. Commit everyone in the household to helping the pet lose weight.
Get away from table scraps.
Measure the pet's food in a cup, rather than scooping it out.
Monitor progress. The amounts are so much smaller, so ounces a week can be fast enough.
To cut down on the temptation to feed table scraps, feed the animal before you eat.
If you have more than one pet, try feeding your animals at the same time, to cut down on one stealing from another's bowl. Or put your cat's dish on a counter to keep it away from a dieting dog.