|Posted on January 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM|
In the United States, canine obesity is a growing epidemic. Like humans, excess body fat is associated with many adverse health effects including heart disease, diabetes, joint problems, increased cancer risk and decreased life expectancy. A great way to protect your dog from obesity is to ensure he/she gets plenty of exercise. Giving proper food portions and treats in moderation are crucial to your dog’s weight control as well. If you are unsure about your dog’s ideal weight, please have your dog evaluated by a veterinarian.