How should I deal with my overweight dog?

How should I deal with my overweight dog?

This is Duz😁

​As the weather gets warmer,
the clothes are getting thinner,

It seems like it's becoming the season of exposure,
where many people are on diets.
(Of course... I'm... trying to make an effort too... Ahem...😏)


​So, today let's discuss the topic of 'Canine Obesity'!


Let's take some time to explore what happens when a pet becomes obese, and how to properly manage an overweight dog! ><

Shall we begin?


Q. What happens when a pet becomes obese?


When a dog becomes obese, it can lead to various health issues.

Firstly, joint issues: Obesity can place excessive strain on a dog's joints, leading to arthritis and joint pain. It can limit the dog's mobility and cause discomfort when walking.

Secondly, heart diseases: Obesity can stress a dog's heart, increasing the risk of high blood pressure and heart conditions.

Thirdly, respiratory problems: Obesity can cause breathing difficulties for dogs, especially worsening during walks or physical activity.

Fourthly, it can disrupt blood sugar regulation, increasing the risk of developing diabetes.

Lastly, skin problems: Obesity can impair a dog's skin health, leading to issues like dermatitis and rashes.


​It seems like both humans and dogs face the same scary diseases when they become obese. 😢

​It seems really important to take care of our bodies healthily to avoid becoming obese!

When we see our dogs enjoying their food so much, they just look too adorable to resist giving them treats.

So, what should we do if our dogs become obese?


1. ​Consult with a veterinarian.

First, it's necessary to consult with a veterinarian to evaluate the dog's health status.

Veterinarians can assess the dog's weight and health condition and propose an appropriate diet plan.

Consulting with an expert is a good approach.

It's a good idea to regularly visit the animal hospital, not only for obesity but also for the overall health of the dog.

By doing so, you can receive health check-ups for your pet and ensure their well-being.


2. Proper dietary plan

​According to the veterinarian's instructions, a suitable dietary plan should be devised for the pet, which includes restricting excessive calories and ensuring a balanced diet with adequate nutrients.

These days, there is a wide variety of dog food available, including options specifically designed for weight management.

It seems crucial to select the right food that suits our dogs well.

Also, it's important to accurately measure the amount of food and limit additional calories from treats.


3. Consistent exercise

We need to provide adequate exercise for our pets. Regular walks or playtime help dogs burn calories and maintain muscle mass.

​Games that help dogs expend energy and provide mental stimulation are called

​Games that encourage dogs to fetch by throwing a ball,

Water play for enjoyable and joint-friendly activities,

Toys for tracking or playing hide and seek with your dog would also be helpful. 😄



4. Consistent planning and dedication

After starting the diet, it's important to regularly monitor your pet's weight and adjust the diet plan as needed.

​If your pet's weight loss is too rapid or if weight loss stops, it's important to consult with a veterinarian.

Dieting for your pet takes time and requires patience.

It's essential to maintain consistency and perseverance to achieve the goal together with your pet.


Therefore, for the health and happiness of your pet, it's important to consider their individual needs and condition during the dieting process. 😊

​Today, we've explored the health problems that arise when dogs become obese and how to address them.

​It seems that taking care of health is quite challenging, whether it's for dogs or humans.

But since we've learned about obesity today, we can all do well, right?

Let's strive to live a healthy life with our dogs!

​That's it for today's pet knowledge!

I'll be back with more interesting and useful pet facts next time! 😄

See you again soon~


Have a great day with the DUZ!



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