Obesity commonly occurs in middle-aged dogs and cats but can happen to any pet. Neutered and indoor animals tend to have a higher risk of becoming obese.
Dr Bernadine Cruiz from Petcare television explains that obesity is a nutritional disease which is defined by an excess of body fat. Dogs that are overnourished, lack the ability to exercise, or that have a tendency to retain weight are the most at risk for becoming obese. Obesity can result in serious adverse health effects, such as reducing the lifespan, even if your dog is only moderately obese, she says. Multiple areas of the body are affected by excess body fat, including the bones and joints, the digestive organs, and the organs responsible for breathing capacity.
Obesity is a very serious condition that society should not take lightly. We found this awesome infographic on the Greyhound As Pets website which is super helpful with tips and statistics!
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Thank you to http://www.gapnsw.com.au/dog-foster-care/ - for this excellent infographic.