Is My Dog Fat?
It's hard to tell what the ideal weight for your dog is. Statistically, more than half of dogs in the US are overweight. As much as we love feeding our pups, overweight dogs have a higher risk for life-threatening diseases, joint issues, lower energy levels, and a shorter lifespan. Do you notice a bulge outward between the rib cage and hips when you look at your dog from above? Or feel thicker padding on the ribs? Daily exercise and a fresh, healthy, lower fat diet are going to be the easiest ways to keeping your dog at a healthy weight.
You don't have to starve them! Most dogs can lose weight just by cutting out some snacks.
The best guide you can use to manage your dog’s weight is by watching your dog’s body size and adjusting portions and diet accordingly.