Risks for Overweight Dogs

While the frequency of certain obesity-related disease will be different for different species they are not different than the illnesses we see in people—arthritis, diabetes, heart disease.

For more information on obesity in dogs you might want to visit: Pet Obesity Video or www.ismydogoverweight.ca or Is your dog the “ideal” weight ?  

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THE BOTTOM LINE:
Regular assessment of your pet’s body condition and advice on weight management programs suited to your pet and your lifestyle are effective ways to minimize the risks of these diseases and greatly improve your pet’s quality of life.
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