October 14th is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. It is important that pet owners understand how a few extra pounds can make a big difference in the quality of their dog’s (or cat’s) life. Some people might get a chuckle out of the fat dog pictures you see online, but it is no laughing matter. Obesity can contribute to a miriad of health problems, including a shortened life span.
In this episode of The American Canine Podcast, we talk to Dr. Erica Boling, a canine sport competitor and one of the most widely recognized names in K9 fitness and health.
You can find out more about Dr. Boling at the following sites:
Canine Fitness Quiz https://k9fitnessquiz.com/0
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NortheastK9Conditioning/
Get Fit & Active with Your Dog (Facebook group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/k9getfit/
A dog doesn’t have to be a massively overweight to have issues. A few pounds can make a big difference, especially on smaller dogs, and you may not even be able to spot it . Here is a handy guide to checking your dog’s body style for potential weight problems.
Remember, none of this is intended as veterinary advice. If you have questions about your dog’s weight, diet, or other aspects of their health, see your veterinarian.
Now, go do something with your dog!