Overweight Dog Help
There are many reasons why a dog can become overweight, such as overfeeding, feeding food that contains too many calories, not getting enough exercise, or even just as a dog ages.
When is a dog considered to be overweight?
Dogs are considered overweight if their ribs and spine are not easily felt on palpation.
Are some breeds prone to obesity?
There are some breeds that are at a higher risk or “prone” to obesity. Some of these breeds are: Labrador Retrievers, Pugs, Dachshunds, English Bulldogs, and Beagles but any dog can become overweight if not monitored properly.
Why should my dog have a weight loss management consultation at the clinic?
If you feel that your dog may be overweight, it is important to seek help from your veterinarian. There are many different weight loss and weight management options available to you. Having a healthy weight consultation at your veterinary clinic can help you get your dog’s weight under control and help them live a long and healthy life,