Googledog obesity

After posting about dog exercise and  determining if your dog is at a healthy weight these last two weeks, we thought we would cap off our January run of “dog health” blogs with a blog about the causes of obesity in dogs (a common issue that plagues many pets).

There are three things that cause obesity in dogs:

No matter the cause, the result is something that needs to be addressed.  Obesity can cause a variety of health problems including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory issues, and joint/skeletal problems.  So here are some tips to get your pup on track to health:

As always, consult your trusted veterinarian before making any big changes to your pet’s lifestyle and diet or if you have concerns about its health or weight.  Hopefully, these tips will help you to provide a healthy 2014 to your pet!