Dogs and Obesity
Obesity is a quickly growing crisis in canines and felines. Obesity is when a dog’s weight far exceeds the recommended weight for the particular dog’s breed, height, age, etc. Obesity can occur in dogs due to an unhealthy diet that often includes an overload of sugar and carbs as well as processed foods. Some dogs can become obese due to being fed the wrong serving amount each day. Some dogs, however, can also become obese because they have been fed people food from the table. Other things that can cause obesity include genetics as well as injuries that prevent routine exercise. If you’re not sure if your dog is overweight, schedule an appointment with your vet Lewisville, TX and have your dog weighed as well as a physical conducted. You can do a quick check at home by looking at your dog from above him. If you can’t see the waistline the dog may be obese.