Overweight dogs don’t choose to be that way. Sure they eat when given food but they don’t know the ramifications of doing so when done in excess. What most dog owners aren’t unaware of is there are similar dangers associated with having an overweight pet.
Studies show that as little as 5 extra pounds will make a dog susceptible to diabetes, heart issues, respiratory disease, hypertension, intra-abdominal cancer and osteoarthritis, plus extremely overweight or obese dogs can die up to 2.5 years sooner than healthy weight dogs.
This course features video lessons with actually dogs to showcase what a normal and overweight dog look like. As well it offers step by step instructions on assessing your overweight dog and how to adjust their diet accordingly.
Learn To Recognize The Important Of Keeping Your Dog A Healthy Weight:
- What Is Fat?: Fat is actually a highly physiologically active tissue that produces hormones. These hormones, called Adipokines, in excess cause damaging inflammation and physiological “stress”.
- Medical Conditions Related To Excess Weight : Excess weight present for a long time, can lead to many undesirable health conditioning including, arthritic changes and osteoarthritis, adhesions, loss of or change to cell function, or changes to cell function causing cancerous tumors.
- How To Recognized Your Dog Is Overweight The length of time and the severity of which your dog is overweight is proportional to the damage done. Even though 56% of dogs are overweight, 93% of dog owners think their dog is a healthy weight.Understanding that your dog is overweight is essential to preventing the healthy issues associated with excess weight.
- Exercise To Help Your Dog Lose Weight According to one study, dogs burn an average of 0.8 calories per pound per mile. This means a 20lb dog walking @ 4mph will only burn about 64 calories during a one-hour walk. Even at twice a day it's only 128 calories. Working the weight off your dog is going to take a health conscious lifestyle.
- Safely Help Your Dog Lose weight Excess weight already puts stress on your dog's joints and spine. Certain types of physical activity can become detrimental to their long term well being. As well even though we need to cut the calories your dog still needs the necessary nutritional intake.
Having a health pet is more than just routine check ups at the veterinarian. Overweight dogs don’t choose to be that way. Sure they eat when given food but they don’t know the ramifications of doing so when done in excess. Awareness it the key to improving the health of your pet for the entirety of their life.