2. Cut back on your dog’s food.
Once your dog has a clean bill of health from his vet, it’s time to consider cutting back on your pet’s food portions. Start by cutting back 20% on his daily food intake. This should be enough to promote gradual weight loss without allowing your dog feel to feel deprived. Another option would be to switch to a dog food designed for overweight dogs. This may not be the best choice as these foods sometimes lack essential vitamins and minerals that your dog needs. Plus, dogs don’t always like the taste of diet dog foods.