The biggest toll dogs pay for obesity is pain and shortened life span .
- As with humans, overweight dogs suffer from a higher prevalence of diseases such as Diabetes, Arthritis and joint dysfunctions as commonly seen in larger breeds.
- Heart Disease and hormonal balances are often seen in overweight smaller breeds, the smoosh faced overweight breeds suffer higher respiratory difficulties.
- Increased weight causes difficulties in routine activities such as climbing stairs and playing.
- They become winded easily and a brief play period can be succeeded by pain from Arthritis, panting or heavy breathing, making it difficult for the dog and in the future, the dog not wanting to exert himself.
- Influence your dog’s lifespan through diet.
- Every pound an overweight dog loses brings them closer to leading a happy normal fun loving life.
- Leaner pets most often live longer an average of 2 years.
- Dog’s don’t serve themselves; we serve their food, so this is 100% preventable.
- There are many, low calorie diets and treats on the market. Simply reducing their caloric intake so that they lose a little weight on a consistent basis should help your dog regain that puppy-like exuberance.