Dog lovers often take overweight or obese dogs casually. Yet these dogs are at a greater risk for a number of serious consequences. Here are 7 examples of such consequences.
2. ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
3. Heart and breathing conditions
4. Anesthesia risk
6. Skin diseases
7. Quantity and quality of life
What can i do ?
An appointment with your family vet is always a good start, to make sure that there are no underlying problems with your dog. Then you can look at the options to tailor a weight-loss and exercise program to your dog’s needs. There are no miracles to losing weight: eat less and exercise more. Eating less will involve sticking to a balanced weight-loss food. It’s also reasonable to cut down on treats and “people food.” However, it’s not considered ideal to cut down on the amount of food unless your veterinarian suggests it. Starving a pet is just as bad as overfeeding.
The other requirement for losing weight is more exercise. Fortunately, this is the good part, Fit4dogs can help and ! It involves more time having fun with your dog.
Overweight or obese dogs aren’t beyond saving. The situation can be corrected. Fit4dogs, alongside your family vet can provide you with the tools and the knowledge to help your dog live a long and happy life. You simply need to have the awareness and the motivation to act. Hopefully, having a happy and healthy dog is enough motivation.
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian or pop in to our Fit4dogs centre where our nutritionist will be able to help -- they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.
If you would like to make an appointment for a free consultation, or even just like some help and advice, please visit our Fit4dogs Facebook page, our website www.fit4dogsuk.com, call us on 07849 256736 or just pop in to see us at our Beverley canine centre for a chat.
The Fit4dogs team :-)