Now is a great time to develop better habits for your canine companion.
Just like in humans, obesity is rampant in America’s pet population. When dogs
carry too much weight they place an extra strain on all their organs, and they
can be at an increased risk for diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and
pancreatitis. Unsurprisingly, excess weight gain can interfere with a pet’s
quality of life and actually shorten their life span.
Fortunately, dogs respond very well to simple weight-loss programs. By
increasing your pet’s exercise and reducing the amount of calories he or she
eats, you can help reduce your pet’s weight and the risk of health problems
associated with obesity.
But how do you determine whether or not your dog is overweight? And, if your
dog is overweight, what can you do about it? In this short video, Dr. Sarah
shows you how to learn if your dog is carrying too much weight, and gives advice
on how to help your dog shed unwanted pounds.