Obesity: If a dog has good appetite and a satisfactory general condition and fattens constantly, we can bet it's a case of obesity, called scientifically adiposity, a frequent canine disease, maybe the most frequent. According to statistics, around 30% of German, for instance, are too fat. We can recognize obesity by the regular roundness of the whole body; when grabbing a skin fold, we are holding an authentic bacon piece. Obesity comes from a clear disproportion between feeding and movement, especially if we judge the dog's alimentary behavior according to human standards.
If a person eats with avidity and celerity, is because is abnormally hungry and wants to fill his stomach. Inthings are different. Being a pack's animal, he must share always irregular meals with his mates, where superiors have preference. In his domestic community is, generally, in the lower place of the hierarchy, and he feels conditioned to eat as quickly as possible. Therefore, do not fill his bowl systematically, but limit his reasonably.
Treating obesity is, at the beginning, simple (reduce rations), but really is extremely difficult. You must talk to all those that feed him along the day.
Give him sparebefore a walk; then the dog will distract and will not start begging. must be reduced (half of the usual ration), with few greases and carbon hydrates. There are also special diets, as unique , to slender the dog, He must eat no other . After an initial doubt, the dog will take what is given. Count till 2 months before he reaches his normal weight.
Regular movement is good, in any case, helps to cure, but is no substitute of diet. Dogs are not free as wolves, which can walk 60 to 90 km. on a night.
Important: The animal must be fed by only one person of the family, which must give him a controlleddaily.
Only to be treated by the vet
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