We are instinctive to reward our dogs with tasty treats, which excites them and successively makes us happy.
However, there’s a fine line between a healthy weight and obesity, meaning those little treats can cause an excellent deal of injury if we aren’t careful. We’ve looked at what can cause obesity in dogs and how we will attempt to prevent it.
How To Tell If Your Pet Is Obese
A couple of simple things to look out for in your dog to see if they’re considered obese.
- Excessive panting
- Not eager to choose walks
- Needing help to maneuver around
- You are unable to spot their ribs with no excess covering of fat
- You can’t see their waist from all angles, including from above
- When you check out your dog from the side, their belly is hanging down
How To Prevent Pet Obesity
Some easy ways to assist your dog in starting out combating their obesity. If your pet is severely overweight, it’s advisable to talk to your vet first to ensure that you are helping them in the right way.
- It’s time to vary their diet to low-fat, low-calorie foods like light options from James Wellbeloved and Arden Grange.
- Increase the quantity of exercise that your dog has through walking and playing
- Please limit the number of treats that you offer them and swap to a coffee fat variety
- Stop feeding your dog scraps from your plate
- Reduce the number of times that you feed your dog per day
- Use a slow feeder to ensure your dog isn’t eating too quickly, giving time for the food to register in their tummy.