Obesity in Dogs
January 9, 2023
A dog’s weight can fluctuate for many reasons. It could be that during the Summer they are more active so lose a little weight and in the Winter, become more sedate so put on a few pounds. A dog’s weight might also fluctuate and be a symptom of a developing medical condition. Whatever the reason, it’s important to become familiar with your dog’s appearance and their weight so that any change is noticed quickly.
A healthy weight is beneficial to the overall health of your dog. Health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure can be caused by excess weight, so it makes sense to keep them in tip top shape.
Would you know how to tell if your dog’s weight is just right? The PDSA have a really great SHORT VIDEO which explains how you can become familiar with your dog’s body. Please note that at #rowan, we use a score from 1-9 and not 1-5 but the principle of the process is the same.
Download the PDSA GUIDE for a wealth of information on checking your dog’s body score, developing an exercise programme as well as ideas on healthy treats for your #pooch.
You can also access support from Amy, RVN, who has a Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition. Amy runs weight management clinics for our patients and can offer support and regular check ins with you and your pet to help achieve a healthy weight. Whatever life stage your dog is at, she can support you in making those healthy changes.
What changes will you make for you and your pet?
Help your pet get healthier in 2023. Contact the client care team via PetsApp or you can call 01772 639800 OR 01253 766352.
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