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Obesity In Dogs

Obesity can have long-term consequences on the health and well-being of pets. They are more likely to have a poor quality of life as they can become more prone to developing arthritis, respiratory problems, heart conditions, and even diabetes. Knowing the healthy weight limits that your pet should be in is very important so you will know if there is a need to make changes in his diet and/or activity level. Excess intake of calories coupled with a lack of physical activity is a recipe for disaster as pets gain excess pounds. Keeping a close eye on your pet’s diet as well as creating enough opportunities in which your pet can burn excess pounds can go a long way in keeping your pet’s weight within healthy limits. It is also important for pet owners to be able to assess their pet’s body condition. If your pet needs to lose weight, be sure to talk to your vet Aurora, CO before starting your pet on a weight-loss regimen. 

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