#4. Don’t expect a miracle. Healthy weight loss is a slow process. Depending on the size of your dog a pound or so a week is a great goal. Pat yourself on the back and your best friend on the head if you guys can acheive this and remember that with every pound, it is MORE than that much less weight being transferred through your dog’s joints with every step. It will make a huge difference in the long run to prevent osteoarthritis, or reduce pain in an already arthritic dog.