Overweight is a common problem with dogs kept in the apartment. And it is reflected not only in appearance, but also in the state of health and well-being of the pet. How to determine in a timely manner that the dog began to gain weight, and what exactly is obesity dangerous for the body?
Obesity in Dogs: Causes
Why do dogs gain weight? The reasons can be serious diseases that provoke metabolic disorders, or a genetic predisposition – but these are isolated cases. Most often, a sedentary lifestyle and an unbalanced diet lead to obesity, which is common with apartment maintenance. Sterilized dogs also fall into the risk group: due to changes in the hormonal background, they become more prone to weight gain. In addition, some breeds are naturally prone to fullness. Probably, on the dog’s grounds you have at least once seen a “tidy” Labrador or a Welsh Corgi. Continue reading