Did you know that over 30 percent of pets are obese? If your dog is overweight, he is at risk for diseases such as painful arthritis, heart disease, shortness of breath, diabetes, and even bladder cancer. In addition, obese dogs are terribly lazy and prone to depression.
How can you determine if your dog is overweight? Run a hand across the back and chest of the dog, if you do not feel its bones – your dog is obese. Continue reading
Obesity is a major nutritional disease in animals. Excess weight in dogs leads to arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, diseases of the loam and a decrease in life expectancy.
Dog Risk Factors
As you know, aging or sterilization increases the risk of obesity in pets. With age, the level of activity of animals decreases and without adjusting the portions of food, old animals will easily gain excess weight. Sterilization reduces the daily calorie intake by 10-20 percent. Continue reading