Top 5 Consequences of Obesity in Dogs:
1. Poor Quality and Quantity of LIfe
Dogs with an ideal body weight live almost 2 years longer than obese dogs. That’s almost 14 human-years!
Increased weight on the joints causes painful degeneration of the joints
3. Intervertebral Disk Disease (slipped disk in the back)
Even being slightly overweight places too much stress on the disks in the back, which can lead to painful slipping of the disk.
4. Metabolic diseases such as high cholesterol, pancreatitis, and diabetes
These conditions may not always show outward symptoms, by may affect your dog’s health dramatically.
5. Heart disease and airway disorders
Overweight dogs are more prone to heart diseases and collapse of the airways.
Call us to help determine if your dog needs to lose weight. To help in determining if your pet is overweight, visit http://www.hillspet.com/weight-management/pet-weight-score.html