Lazy pet in great shape - how to maintain a healthy weight of a pet?


Both dogs and cats with decreased physical activity can gain weight much quicker than more active pets. If you are dealing with pets that are more lazy than the rest you have to focus more on your pet’s diet and healthy food habits that can greatly decrease the chance of gaining the excess weight.

How to feed a lazy pet? 

The ad libitum feeding is the nemesis of every lazy house pet. Unlimited access to food leads to frequent snacking and it is not easy to monitor your pet’s daily food intake that way. It’s much harder to spot any changes in your pet’s food consumption, i.e if your cat or a dog has been eating more that usual. Ad libitum feeding can cause issues if you have more than one pet in your home. In such a case you are unable to tell how much food did each pet eat, since it is common occurrence that pet’s steal food from each other's bowls. 

Suitable food for less active animals

Cats and dogs that are not too active throughout the day do not need as much energy in their diet. Formulas for less active pets usually are characterised by reduced fat content. In many formulas for older or less active pets you can also find l-carnitine, that can significantly speed up the process of burning fat. Diets with high fibre contents can satisfy your pet’s appetite and keep them feeling satiated for much longer.

Careful with the snacks

Remember that all snacks and treats that you give to your cat or dog should never go over your pet’s daily caloric needs. If you’re giving a significant amount of treats during the day, don’t forget to include that into your calculations of daily food intake. It is recommended that snacks should not provide more than 20% of your pet’s energy for the day. Not just the amount, but also the quality of treats matters. Choose snacks with clean and simple ingredients, preferably made with natural ingredients. 

Recommended for lazy dogs:

Optimal Light | Complete nutrition for dogs in need of weight management

Optimal Light is a recipe with moderate energy content suitable for less active dogs, overweight dogs or dogs that tend to gain weight quickly.
Breed size: All breed sizes
Protein: 21.0% (60% animal protein of total protein content)
Fat content: 9.0%
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Prima Plus | Complete, balanced nutrition for adult dogs to keep them in lean shape

Prima Plus is suitable for dogs with normal or low energy requirements. Added vitamin C, moderate fat and calorie content will keep the dog in shape and prevent obesity.
Breed size: All breed sizes
Protein: 22.5% (60% animal protein of total protein content)
Fat content: 10.0%
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Encourage more movement 

Even if your pet is most comfortable lounging on the couch, you should always encourage some physical activity during the day. Getting a lazy cat or dog to run around can be much more challenging and you’ll probably have to get creative. Always have some great toys handy. Every house pet can have varying preferences when it comes to toys and playtime, so give your dog or cat some variety to choose from. While choosing toys for your pet always consider the size and weight of the toy - too small of a toy can pose as a choking hazard, whereas a too big and heavy object can cause pain if your pet tries to pick it up. 

Other products for less active dogs:

Paus, black S | Rectangular cosy bed for small-sized pets

With edge support & a soft sleeping area for a comfy nap


Optimal Light, 7kg - Husse Natural Complete Adult Dry Dog Food Chicken Based Low Fat

With L-carnitine which aids the metabolism of fats



Idol, 100 g | Grain-free treats rich in lamb

Hypo-allergenic training treats for dogs



Bravo, 150 g | Gluten free snacks with lamb

Delicious training treats for dogs




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Husse - Swedish food for dogs, cats and horses

Husse is a Swedish producer of food for dogs, cats and horses with over 30 years of experience on the market. Husse's main goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle for animals. All Husse feeds, treats and supplements are made only from the highest quality, carefully selected ingredients. All products are manufactured according to traditional Scandinavian recipes, and the production lines are under constant veterinary control. Apart from the quality of Husse products, it also means the quality of the service. Husse distributors are thoroughly trained in animal nutrition and will be happy to help you choose the right diet for your dog, cat or horse. Husse products are not available in a traditional sales network - we deliver them straight from the factory to the customer, so we can offer the highest quality products at competitive prices. Husse food can always be ordered with door-to-door delivery. 

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In Husse's offer you will find everything your pet may need. Our dry food for dogs and cats is a great foundation of their diet - dry food is properly balanced diets tailored to the needs of dogs and cats of various sizes and at various stages of life, i.e. puppies and kittens, adult and senior dogs and cats. Do you have a dog or cat with special nutritional needs? We took care of the special needs of animals with a sensitive digestive system and food allergies, after sterilization or castration, and pets with a tendency to overweight. Are you looking for toys for dogs and cats? Husse toys are made of the highest quality materials, they are durable and will provide your pet with hours of entertainment. You can diversify the healthy and natural diet of your dog, cat or horse with tasty delicacies. Treats for dogs, cats and horses are a tasty addition to their diet and a great reward during training and training. Do you need grooming products for your pet? Get shampoos, care cosmetics, oils and lotions with which you will take care of the beautiful and healthy appearance of your dog, cat or horse.