I just adopted a dog. She's 5 y/o pug, a few pounds overweight, but otherwise very healthy. She's a pretty little dog, maybe 20 lbs or so, and I would guess that she needs to lose about 3-4 pounds. I've been getting her more active by playing with her and doing about 12 flights of stairs per day. While exercise and food restriction are what a vet would recommend, I've been thinking about going a little more extreme.
I already feed her a pretty healthy (canned) dog food that has a pretty good macro ratio, but I've been thinking of putting her on a very low carb diet for a few weeks, and then maybe try to carb cycle for an indefinite period to maintain her ideal weight.
I would like to know if:
A) anyone has ever put there dog on a keto type diet, or something similar, and if so if you would elaborate on what worked for you/your dog.
B) has anyone ever given there dog supplements besides a multi vitamin? I'm not sure what the guidlines would be for dogs, but obviously something like fishoil would be a good idea. If you have experience with this or guidelines on dosages please elaborate.
C) What Biotest supps would be suitable for a dog? Carbolin 19?
D) Also, how much volume can a small dog handle as far as doing flights of stairs?