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Canine obesity

  1. 1. CANINE OBESITY A preventable killer Http://www.delayekennel.com
  2. 2. Overview 40% of dogs in the USA are overweight or obese Pfizer animal health found through a study, that Veterinarian’s consider 47% of their patients are overweight or obese but only 17% of their owners think the same Sources report 17,000,000 overweight or obese dogs in the USA . Obesity contributes to many preventable illnesses and deaths in dogs Pictured is a Standard Dachshund recently in the news. Maximum weight for a male Doxie is 32 lbs. He weighs 70
  3. 3. Breeds prone to obesity Any dog can become overweight or obese. However certain breeds are more likely. Some breeds are picky eaters, others will eat until they burst. Common breeds most likely to become obese are: Dalmatians Labrador Retrievers Golden Retrievers Boxers Cocker Spaniels Dachshunds German Shepherds Beagles Basset Hounds Scottish Terriers Yorkshire Terriers Shih Tzu English Bulldog French Bulldog Chihuahua Mixes of any of the above breeds
  4. 4. Causes of Obesity Spaying or neutering Feeding habits Slow metabolism usually after 5years. A real problem if your dog is obese by 2 yr. Lack of exercise Hormonal disorders Breed of dog Medications especially steroids
  5. 5. Health Problems Osteoarthritis Cardiac disease Respiratory conditions Heat stroke Inability to exercise Skin problems Immune system compromised Cruciate or intervertebral disk rupture Surgical risk Diabetes
  6. 6. Signs of obesity Feel your dog’s ribs. If there is so much fat you cannot easily feel all of the ribs he is obese Look from above. Does he have a waist? You should be able to see a visible narrowing just past the 13th or last rib . Pendulous belly fat. A dog should not have a beer belly. Have your Veterinarian check your dog over. He can tell you if he should go on a diet. Don’t be the 83% of pet owners who refuse to acknowledge their dog is fat . Listen to your Veteranarian and keep your pet healthy.
  7. 7. Tips to keep them fit Feed a top quality dog food. Feed your adult dog the least amount recommended for your dog’s ideal weight. Some dogs do need the higher amount due to metabolism but start out with the lower. Until a dog is full grown (up to one and two years for large and giant breeds 7 months small dogs do not feed to maintain the adult weight. Puppies need maximum nutrition and extra food to grow properly ) Do not free feed an adult dog . Feed twice a day. Exercise him daily. Depending on the breed and age the exercise, can be walks, jogging, swimming, or chasing a ball . For treats use veggies and fruits. Carrots ,string beans ,apple, melon, banana, and other non-starchy vegetables make great lo cal treats. Also plain popcorn. Have a full pysical to make sure your dog dose not have health problem making him obese. Your Veterinarian can recommend the best diet for your dog if he is overweight or obese

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