It’s been estimated that nearly 50 percent 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 issues. But why is this amount showing up? It has been researched and found out that dogs that maintain their ideal weight reside 15% more than those that are obese. In fact, if the obesity issue isn’t solved 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 that their doggy is obese. When a vet suggests a puppy owner to make his Fido lose 5 pounds. It frequently goes from one ear to another without actually taking things seriously. But when you compare the dog weight with individual weight you will be able to understand the perspective:
Did you know that:
On a 12 lbs. Shih Tzu is like 58 extra lbs. On a 140 lbs. Woman (This is 42% more weight of the dog compared to the perfect weight!)
5 extra lbs. On a 25 lbs. Beagle is similar to 28 extra pounds. On a 140 lbs. Woman (This is 20% more weight of the dog compared to the perfect weight!)
On a 70 lbs. On a 140 pounds. Woman (This is approximately 7% more weight weight of the dog than the perfect weight!)
It is as if you’re pampering your furry pal for being good. 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 can result in diseases. So, in order to avoid this, follow these steps given below:
Recognize that your pooch is obese (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’s important to know how obese your dog is and know how many calories need to be fed to the furry pal.
Pick the best food for weight loss of this doggy. There are wide selection of options available on the market to select from. Ask your veterinarian and then pick the food which keeps lean body mass and strength in the dog.
Follow a strict exercise regime for your doggy on a daily basis.
Note down the weight of your furry pal in the beginning and then monitor it after regular period.