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Keep your pet healthy for life with Whistle™ and Iams™

July 31, 2022
3 minute read
Keep your pet healthy for life with Whistle™ and Iams™ - Whistle

We’ve teamed up with IAMS™ to help pet parents discover actionable ways to help their pets live their healthiest life. With a Whistle™ smart device, you can track every detail of your pet’s health. And with all those daily insights, you can then select an IAMS™ recipe that targets their biggest health concerns.

Is your dog maintaining a healthy weight?

According to a 2018 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 55.8 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Extra weight can cause health issues for your pup, like diabetes, heart problems, and arthritis.

The best way to know if your dog is a healthy weight is by doing a weigh-in at your veterinarian’s office. You can also consult The Wildest and Waltham Petcare Science Institute interactive puppy and kitten growth chart to track your lil’ buddy’s weight and — with input from your vet — make better-informed decisions about their nutrition and care.

How Whistle™ x IAMS™ can help with weight management

Once you input your pet’s age, breed, and current weight in the Whistle app, we’ll automatically create a daily activity goal that’s designed to help your pup maintain a healthy weight. If you’re working with your vet on a specific weight goal, you can customize these activity goals to reflect what they recommend.

You’ll also find a food portion calculator in the app. Here, you can input your dog’s breed, weight, age, and brand of dog food, and we’ll calculate a recommended daily portion size.

If you’re looking for the smartest food choice to help get your dog’s weight back on track, try feeding them an IAMS™ recipe like IAMS™ Healthy Weight, which promotes weight management with chicken, L-carnitine (an ingredient that supports a healthy metabolism), a tailored blend of wholesome fibers, and natural prebiotics.

Is your dog itching morning, noon, and night?

Did you know scratching is the number one reason pet parents bring their dog to the vet? While the occasional itch is totally normal, a significant amount of scratching is one of the strongest indicators that your pup is experiencing allergies or a skin issue. If left untreated, skin conditions can lead to issues like dermatitis, infection, and lower quality of life.

Among other factors, diet plays a big role in the health of a dog’s skin and coat. Diets that are too low in protein, fat, and minerals can cause the skin and coat to become dry, dull, brittle, and itchy.

How Whistle™ x IAMS™ can help skin and coat issues

With a Whistle smart device, you can monitor their daily scratching habits. If scratching is infrequent, it’s a sign that their skin health is likely in a good place. If scratching is occasional, elevated, or severe, that’s a sign that they may be suffering from skin issues.

If your pup’s skin and coat health could use some improvement (or you want to be proactive about it), try feeding them IAMS™ Adult MiniChunks Small Kibble High Protein Dry Dog Food. This recipe is rich in vitamins like biotin, zinc, vitamin D, riboflavin, and vitamin A—all of which are key for a healthy skin and coat.

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