Protein provides a satiating effect. Choose a food with 25-40% protein or supplement kibble with canned protein.
High Protein Food
Fiber swelling in the stomach signals fullness. Add green beans, pumpkin or raw broccoli to meals.
High Fiber Food
Working for food extends mealtimes and occupies dogs. Use food puzzles to make them "work" for kibble.
Use lower calorie vegetables like carrots versus high calorie biscuits for training treats. Give very small amounts.
Chewing releases hormones that provide a sense of fullness. Offer chew toys between meals.
Provide Chew Toys
Moistening kibble makes it expand in the stomach, creating a fuller feeling for less calories.
Exercising before meals builds appetite. Take a short walk then feed smaller portions.