As dog moms and dads, we value keeping our furry family members happy and safe. One of the best ways to care for your pup is to maintain a healthy weight.
Signs of Obesity
Is your husky a little husky? Veterinarians warn that obesity in dogs is more common than you think. Too much weight gain has severe consequences, leading to life-threatening conditions including heart failure, arthritis or cancer. Here are some ways to tell if your dog is overweight and how to prevent future health issues:
- Keep an eye on your dog’s appearance. If you can’t see their ribs and hipbones or they have an oval-shaped body, that may mean they are overweight.
- Listen for breathing problems like excessive wheezing and panting.
- Lack of energy or disinterest in playing is a sign of obesity.
- Check with your veterinarian. They will know your pet’s medical history and the recommended weight for your pup’s breed.
As much as our pups love treats, remember to give them these snacks in moderation. An active lifestyle also helps your pup lose weight and stay in shape. Dogs thrive with a routine. Maintaining a fitness regimen ensures your pup stays a healthy weight. They will perk up, too!
We are Here to Help
Our team at Dog Day, Every Day! values work and play, too. During their stay in our doggie daycare, your pup gets moving by playing with our pet-loving staff and their furry friends. As West Chester, Ohio’s favorite groomer and doggie daycare, we’re a team you can trust. We strive to send your pup home happy. Schedule a tour with your pup and meet our pet-loving staff! For more pet care tips and our latest updates, check us out on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest!