Introduce More Fiber Into Your Dog’s Diet
To satisfy dogs’ cravings without packing on the pounds, the doctors recommended introducing more vegetables into their diets.
Vegetables like carrots and green beans can be added to dogs’ meals to bulk up the food’s fiber content and make the pups feel more full without adding a lot of calories, says Morgan. Grind the vegetables and cook them lightly before serving to your dog.
“Veggies can make great snacks between meals, as well,” she says.
Just be careful about introducing too much fiber too fast. This can lead to flatulence, constipation, or diarrhea, she says.
Boosting your pup’s vegetable content may also help curb her hunger in other ways. Chromium, a mineral found in ingredients like broccoli and sweet potatoes, has been shown to help reduce hunger in humans and may also help dogs, Morgan says.