It’s been estimated that nearly 50% of dogs in our country are obese. This is a startling number considering the fact that we love dogs and don’t want these furry companions to have any health problems. But why is this number showing up? It has been researched and discovered that dogs that maintain their ideal weight reside 15% longer than those who are obese. In fact, if the obesity issue isn’t resolved in dogs it will shorten the lives of those furry companions.
There are particular dog owners who recognize that their furry companions are a little heavy but they do not fully recognize their doggy is obese. When a vet suggests a puppy owner to make his Fido lose 5 pounds. It often goes from one ear to the next without really taking things seriously. But when you compare the dog weight with human weight you will be able to understand the view:
Did you know that:
On a 12 pounds. Shih Tzu is like 58 extra pounds. On a 140 pounds. Woman (This is 42% more weight of the dog than the perfect weight!)
On a 25 pounds. Beagle is like 28 extra lbs. On a 140 lbs. Woman (This is 20% more weight of the dog compared to the ideal weight!)
On a 70 lbs. On a 140 pounds. Woman (This is approximately 7% more weight weight of the dog compared to the perfect weight!)
One prime reason for obesity in dogs is overfeeding. It is as if you are pampering your furry pal for being great. But regular and overfeeding is harmful for the dog’s health as it contains lots of excessive calories that need to be burned otherwise it could result in diseases.
Realize your pooch is overweight (Because knowing the problem is half the problem solved.)
Speak with your vet and ask them to run complete body checkup of your pooch. It is important to know how obese your pet is and know how many calories will need to be fed into the furry pal.
Pick the best food for weight loss of this doggy. There are wide array of options available in the market to select from. Consult your veterinarian and then pick the food which maintains lean body mass and strength in the dog.
Stick to a strict exercise regime for your doggy on a daily basis.
Note down the weight of your furry pal initially and then track it after regular period.