Your questions, answered

My dog is overweight. Can Scrumbles help? Do you have low fat recipes?

Obesity is sadly a common problem in dogs with many risk factors outside of what your dog eats that can contribute to the problem e.g. genetics, lack of exercise, health issues and age. The most common contributor is from overfeeding and overtreating. We have a handy feeding guideline to help you figure out the right amount to feed your pooch and if you like to add daily treats to your dog’s diet, please reduce the feeding amounts by 10%.

If you’re looking to help your dog lose weight, reducing fat levels is not necessarily the solution. Lower fat recipes have higher levels of carbohydrates which can worsen obesity. We recommend starting with feeding guidelines to prevent overfeeding and as hard as it is stepping away from the treat jar. You can add some more exercise to your dog’s daily routing to help burn off excess fat in a healthy way. Please always look to reduce weight gradually. Drastic weight loss is dangerous and not healthy. Our feeding calculator will help you figure out a guideline for your pooch’s daily calorie intake. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you are looking for a low fat option that is suitable for pancreatitis, our dry salmon dog food recipe is our lowest fat recipe. We also have our dental chews, Gnashers that are suitable and fully plant based with lots of fibre. If you’d like some nutritional advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer team hello@scrumbles.co.uk or call us on 020 7052 5310