DRBC hopes this guide helps you and your dog to a longer, happier, and healthier life. The information presented is meant to be a guide as you look for the proper nutritional program for your pet. The best program begins and remains with your veterinarian. Always include them in your discussion on diet or any other changes to your pets’ lifestyle. Be sure to make that discussion a part of your semiannual veterinary visits.
DRBC has developed a dietary approach aimed at sound health and long life. The building blocks of this program can be found by using the menu below.
Help, My Dog Needs a Diet!
Congratulations on recognizing this problem in your dog. Fixing it is easier than you might imagine. Trust us, it’s all in the wrist action; your wrists. The dog didn’t get heavy on their own, they had help.
The biggest problem we face as a rescue is overweight dogs. Our largest ever was a 53 lb. tweenie named Hansel. We knew he did not get to that weight overnight, and he wouldn’t lose weight if not properly supported from a nutritional standpoint. Your dog is no different.
So how did we diet Hansel to his eventual weight of 20 lb.? We fed him a proper diet. We did not use diet food as they lack the proper nutrition and contain excessive fillers. Using a diet dog food is a temporary fix; DRBC addresses the underlying cause with our standard diet. It took time, but normal, healthy proportions were the secret to our success. It works every time.
Start with a trip to your veterinarian to make sure your dog’s health is tip-top. Ask them to help by letting you stop in for weight checks throughout your quest. Download the Purina Weight Standard from DRBC; try the recommended diet volumes in this handout for your size of dachshund and watch for the great outcome. Remember, it will take time and your dog may plateau once or twice during this process, but stick to it!
Is your doxie dieting? Are those eyes getting to you? We all know that look.
Here is a thought: Measure the dry kibble your pet would normally eat and place it in a small container. When the eyes get to be too much, give one piece of kibble. When dinnertime comes there is no risk of overfeeding. No kibble left? OK, you need to look away a little more often...
Download the DRBC Dietary Guide
NOTE: Nutrition is part of the overall wellness plan you should discuss with your veterinarian. The information contained in this website and on this page specifically represents that of the DRBC organization. All of our decisions on diet are discussed with our veterinarians on a routine basis.