Obesity in dogs is not cute. It is a serious health problem and our dogs do not have the ability to communicate their discomfort. Their language is subtle and it takes an experienced eye to spot signs of chronic pain. Please take some time out everyday to exercise them and take care of their nutrition.
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Warning signs that your pet is obese:
1) Difficultly breathing: Does your Dog tire easily after very little physical exertion? Having constant trouble breathing or excessive panting is a sign that your dog maybe obese.
2) Blocky body shape: If you cannot see an upward slope from the base of your dog’s ribcage to the hips irrespective of the breed, your dog maybe obese.
3) Digestive Issues: Does your Dog faces regular bowel problems with repeated bouts of constipation? The reason for this could be obesity as it affects the body’s ability to regulate and cleanse itself.
4) Ribs cannot be felt: When you touch your dog’s chest, you should be able to feel the ribs as well as the spaces between them. If you’re unable to do so then your dog maybe overweight.
5) Moves about gingerly: Obesity majorly affects the dog’s bones and joints which can further result to problems such as arthritis or hip dysplasia. If your dog moves about gingerly or puts in a lot of effort for any movement, he may be overweight.
6) Lack of interest in physical activity: Has your dog suddenly lost interest in playing or being generally active? If he prefers to sleep over a visit to the park then he maybe overweight as carrying extra weight is exhausting for your dog.
7) Reduced Stamina: If your dog continues to do all his activities but not with the same vigour or gets tired easily from small bouts of running around/exercise then it’s time to check on his weight.
Book an evaluation with us now if you think your dog is showing any of the above signs and help him live a healthy life.
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