Overweight Dogs

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Keeping your dog at a healthy weight is vital for a happy, long and healthy life.

 Overweight dogs suffer from the same problems as overweight people:

  • Lethargy.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Joint problems.
  • Heart problems.
  • Diabetes.

Why does my dog put on weight?

Your dog will put on weight when he or she is consuming more calories than what is being used up during daily activities and exercising.

What can I do to reduce my dog’s weight gain?

  1. Feed fewer calories by choosing a food like Ultra Dog Special Diet Low Calorie.
  2. Stop feeding your dog any fattening treats.
  3. Burn more calories. Your dog needs about 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day, so make sure you take him/her for a walk or a run to help him/her burn off excess weight.