• Dangers of an Overweight Dog

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Risks of dog obesity Diminished quality of life Health risks  Diabetes Increased blood pressure Respiratory diseases Damage to bones, joints and ligaments Digestive disorders Skin diseases Shortened life expectancy Costly veterinary bills Final words Introduction Imagine coming across a picture of a fat dog online. Analysing the picture, you might think, “Dogs are not meant to be overweight …” or...
  • Is My Dog Overweight? Causes of Dog Obesity

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Why do dogs get overweight? Pet ‘pilferers’  Too much food, not enough exercise Inappropriate food and diet Slower metabolism Dog owners’ behaviour  Genetics or breed How do I know if my dog is overweight? Final words Introduction It is a known fact: pet obesity has been on the rise for years. In January 2020, it was reported that a study...
  • Dog Weight Loss - Diet Plan for Overweight Dogs

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Diet for overweight dogs  How much excess weight does my dog need to drop? What is the right diet for my dog? What is a suitable food portion for my dog’s current condition? Is there anything else I need to be mindful of, besides food? Weight loss dog diet plan Abide by the feeding frequency Count the calories  Say nay...
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