Need to know how to start? Great exercise routines and estimated calorie burn for each exercise are included to help you work with your obese dog. Easy steps you can follow to get your dog in shape and prevent the diseases associated with obesity.
An obese dog
Somewhere between one-third to one-half of all the dogs in the US are overweight. A recent study sponsored by the AAHA said this number may be as high as 59%.
At one point it seemed obvious to me that anyone with an obese dog would recognize it and try to do something about it. The reality, unfortunately, is a lot different. Most owners with overweight dogs just keep filling up the dog bowl whenever it becomes empty and do not realize they are killing their dogs with kindness.
If you are reading this, though, I hope you are ready to do something about it.
Weight loss is only going to come about by taking in less calories and burning up those calories that are already stored as fat. There are a lot of new theories that might make this a little easier, like feeding more on the days of heavy exercise and giving little on days of rest, but the basics do not change: take in less to gain less.
Health problems from obesity