An overweight dog is an unhealthy dog. Dog owners generally know the healthiness of their dog quite well, with proper feeding and exercise one’s best friend can be kept in trim, but our dogs can put on weight without us noticing.
Overweight, obesity, in dogs can bring about very serious, life threatening, conditions and spoil the quality of life of the animal.
Illnesses that can be caused include:
Most dogs start life as very active creatures, allowing them to become sedentary will help cause overweight, and must be demoralising for the dog. Keep your dog’s active to keep them slim.
Diet is also an issue, the main cause is from eating too much, and the wrong foods, or not exercising enough, although some diseases can lead to obesity. To help prevent obesity in your pet ensure they maintain a healthy diet and receive plenty of exercise.
A fairly common cause of overweight in dogs is that they will cannot say no, and they will plead sympathy to anyone who looks like a soft touch, try and stop Grandma or the children from bribing you dog with biscuits and other treats, if the dog is being rewarded use safe doggy treats not sugary biscuits, and definitely not chocolate, it is lethal to dogs!
So how can you tell if your dog is overweight?
Member since: 10th July 2012
Hi I am Faz and am passionate about all things Bolton. I hope you enjoy reading my blogs and find them to be interesting and thought provoking. I would love you to add your personal comments to them. Dont...