Dog Obesity

Dog Obesity can turn into a big problem if not treated correctly. Some of the sicknesses and complications it brings about are:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular pathologies
  • Malfunction of different organs that become infiltrated by fat
  • Bone problems from having to carry an excess amount of weight
  • Heat and exercise intolerance
  • Chances of anesthetic and surgical interventions increase
  • Deterioration of the reproductive system

The causes of obesity could be classified as:

  • Eating disorders: When the dog eats too much food and does not use up that extra energy.
  • Genetic: Some breeds have a tendency to gain weight such as, Collies and Rottweilers
  • Hormonal problems: hypothyroidism
  • Spay/Neuter: Sometimes this causes a dog to gain excess weight

The recommended ways to treat these weight disorders is by:

  • Reducing the amount of food that is being given to the dog.
  • Not give the dog leftovers or sweets
  • Feed the dog in his scheduled times
  • Give the dog a balanced diet
  • Daily exercise
  • Regular veterinary check ups.

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