We are told that this is an increasingly common problem in companion animals and it is likely that incorrect feeding and lack of exercise are the likely cause. For dogs and cats who are a little larger than they should be, it is sensible to avoid tidbits between meals, feed an appropriate diet for the dog’s lifestyle and introduce the weekly fast day. For those who find it difficult to get the right balance in the diet, there are several commercial low calorie foods available to help. Kelp Seaweed tablets, containing dried Fucus and extract of Fucus for added strength, are well recognized treatment of obesity and should be given throughout the dieting period to assist weight loss. As the diet may be slightly more restricted than usual it is advisable to add a herbal supplement, such as Keeper’s Mix to the feed to ensure condition is maintained during this period.