Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fat Dogs are not healthy dogs

My new foster dog, Cooper came to me pudgy 

A lot of people keep their dogs too fat and this is not good for their long term health as obesity can lead to many different health issues. While Cooper is with me he is getting a lot of good vigorous DAILY exercise and I will not be over feeding him. I can see already that he has lost a little fat in the few days that he has been here. You don't want your dog too skinny but many people's dogs are way overweight (so are many people). 

Take the time to give your dog what it needs to have a good life...
  • training and excercise/playtime on a consistent schedule 
  • good healthy food (consider feeding a raw diet)
  • healthy environment (how healthy is your home's air?)
  • love and affection (that why you have your dog, right?)
Posted on: May 7, 2009

...We all know that carrying extra weight isn't healthy for humans, contributing to such health problems as heart disease and diabetes, and the same goes for dogs. Obesity is the most common canine nutritional disease in this country, occurring in up to 25 percent of the population. Chubby dogs are more likely to develop serious [...]

If you have the money check into a treadmill for your dog...

Or bike with your dog and both of you can get in shape!


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