The many problems associated with Obesity in Dogs

by Lynsey Tindall, AVNDIPMED RVN Obesity is a one health problem in the Western World, with the World Health Organisation claiming it to be the most important health concern in these populations. In the UK, statistics show approximately 65% of dogs are overweight, if not obese. What is even more concerning is that 40% of juvenile dogs are at least overweight and 21% of dogs under 6 months are overweight. Sadly, as a dog loving nation, we have become unable to judge what is a suitable bodyweight for our dogs. A recent study showed that 97% of owners struggle to...

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