Dog Care


Obesity.

by Dennis Fisher

This article is one of a great many articles written by Dennis Fisher about a very wide variety of subjects concerning different  dogs, such as obedience training, breeding, showing, health matters, training problems and other subjects.  All these articles appear on Dennis Fisher's websites.   Visit  http://www.allaboutgermanshepherddogs.com the site that has been set up specifically for German Shepherd Dog enthusiasts, or http://www.freedogadvice.com  if you interested in a breed   other than German Shepherd Dogs

 

This is as much a problem with dogs as it is with humans!  It is definitely a decided health risk for your dog to be overweight. Some dogs are particularly greedy eaters, and will eat whatever amount of food you place before them. While this can be a decided advantage whether the dog is ill or not, it is certainly a health hazard to allow the dog east as much as it wants. If your dog is overweight, the best solution is simply to cut down on the amount of food.  Give 2/3 of the amount you usually feed.   It may take a few months before your dog is a normal, healthy weight, but it is certainly in the animalís interest to adopt this course of action.