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How to tell if your dog is overweight

What are the signs of an overweight dog?

As humans we often show our love through food and overfeeding, but as Dr Kate points out in this video, that can often be detrimental to the health of our furry friends. To know if your dog is overweight, keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

  • Panting while walking
  • A wider abdomen than chest
  • Increase in naps
  • No visible waist
  • Not being able to feel your dog’s ribs
  • No distinction between stomach and chest

What is the best treatment for an overweight dog?

A common mistake when treating an overweight dog is to reduce their food intake. Rather than improving their health, this may lead to nutrition deficiencies, and cause more health issues in the future. Instead, give your dog a vet-recommended nutrient-rich food that will make them feel full and satisfied.

When should I see a vet?

If you are unsure if your dog is overweight or not, it’s best to check in with our vets and get their expertise. Our vets can recommend a treatment plan and select the perfect food to keep your furry friend trim and healthy.

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