Obesity in dogs and cats is one of the most common problems.

Overweight is bad for a dog's health, in general, overweight dogs do not get very old. Their life is about 2 years shorter than the same type dog with a healthy weight. How do you know your dog is overweight? An ideal weight does not exist, for example, a muscled male dog can weigh 33 lb more than a female bitch of the same breed. Often, Body Condition Scoring is used to determine whether the dog is well-weighted. The video below shows you how this method works.

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Overweight companion animals are at a higher risk for a number of health problems including diabetes, joint stiffness and arthritis, non-allergenic skin disorders, lower urinary tract issues, fatty liver disease (hepatic lipidosis) and shortened life span. In other words; you may be killing your companion with "kindness."

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Obesity for Dogs is a detailed guide on everything dog owners need to know about canine obesity. You'll get a good gist of what obesity is, what it involves and all the possible causes of the problem, which is not just limited to diet and exercise but could be due to other underlying reasons that not everyone will be aware of.




Dieting With My Dog is the honest and heartfelt story of how one overweight woman and her chubby spaniel struggled to get fit and healthy together. Join Frezon and Kelly on their journey to weight loss with a wag.

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