Dog Weight

  • Is My Dog Underweight?

    As pet owners we're conscious to make sure our dogs are as happy and healthy as they can be, good citizens of the canine world, and do our best to repay them for the unconditional love and fun moments they bring to our lives. According to the Butcher's Pet Care Healthy Happy Hound report, over a third (37%) of dog owners don't know how much their dog should weigh. By this definition, if an owner doesn't ...

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  • Is My Dog Overweight?

    Can Your Dog Pinch an Inch or Two? Ever met a dog with the innate ability to be self critical? A dog with an acute introspective view of him or herself? No? It's unlikely our dogs would ever wake up on a Monday morning and question whether they'd overindulged at the weekend and needed to cut the calories in order to get down to their ideal body weight. By and large, we are 100% responsible for what ...

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  • Feeding Older Dogs

    Feeding older dogs doesn't have to mean drastic changes. Obesity is possibly the most common health related problem to affect dogs as they get older. An overweight dog is an unhappy dog and subsequent health problems can drastically reduce a dog’s life and render his later years void of any real quality. The key is to be aware of nutritional requirement changes when feeding older dogs, adjust slowly and gradually and keep on top of ...

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  • Are Carbs Making Your Dog Fat?

    There is a significant difference between humans and dogs in their need for carbohydrates and in their ability to digest them. The digestive tract of a human is longer than that of a dog, and the formation of jaws and teeth is entirely different. A dog’s digestion starts in the stomach. Dogs’ teeth – all 42 of them – are built to tear flesh apart. Dogs gulp their food as fast as they can, which ...

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  • Is My Puppy Too Thin?

    As a responsible pet owner, you need to be aware of your dog’s growth progress, from puppyhood to adulthood, to make sure that he stays in the best shape for the rest of his life. One of the things that you should do is to keep a weekly record of his weight until he reaches his 1st birthday. This is important in order to determine whether or not you have to modify his diet.

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  • Dog Obesity Warning: Overweight Dogs Die Young

    Fat pets will die young warns PDSA as it launches biggest ever pet health campaign – Long Live Pets The UK’s pet owners are warned today that they are killing their pets with kindness, as new PDSA figures show dog obesity is rising at a dramatic rate! Dog Obesity Map Leading veterinary charity, PDSA used the first day of Crufts to reveal its dog obesity map. This ties in with the launch of its ‘Long Live Pets’ campaign, ...

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  • Obesity Kills Dogs

    A fit dog lives longer. Obesity amongst pet dogs is a growing problem. If a dog is overweight it puts extra strain on various parts of the body and may well shorten the dog's life. A tendency toward obesity in dogs stems from the fact that many popular diets are usually significantly higher in carbohydrate than protein. Learning to understand the specific nutritional requirements of your ...

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