Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S., even for dogs. It may be simple to ignore your dog’s weight problem, but remember that it may shorten his lifespan and make his days more laborious and less enjoyable. Obesity can also lead to other health problems, like diabetes, diminished immune function and digestive problems.
If your dog has become overweight and you can no longer feel his ribs, it's time to change his habits. Weight loss for your dog starts with diet and daily exercise. Healthy weight-loss habits include:
For the best chance of successful weight loss, work with your veterinarian to make a comprehensive, customized plan for your dog.
We know how important a healthy weight is for your dog’s health and happiness. Hopefully these guidelines will help your dog develop healthy weight-loss habits.
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