Helping Your Fat Dog Lose Weight

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Obesity can lead to mobility issues and put your dog at risk for diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. Thus it is important that you keep your dog at a normal weight. Your dog is most likely fat because of a combination of too much food and not enough exercise. Determine the proper amount of calories your dog should be consuming and work to keep your dog within that number. Make sure you count the calories from treats in the total number. Consider feeding your dog a weight control formula food so he feels full while losing weight. Increase your dog’s daily exercise. Walks are great and you can increase the distance and pace as your dog gets into shape. A romp in the dog park or your yard can be fun. Play games that encourage movement. Be patient since losing weight can take some time. For more information, contact your Happy Valley, OR veterinarian.

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