Obesity in Dogs

Obesity in dogs is defined as an excess of white adipose tissue that occurs when calorie intake exceeds energy expenditure. Obesity is linked to a shorter lifespan, reduced mobility, diabetes, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, difficulty breathing, and grooming, a higher risk of hyperthermia, and cancer. Dog parks allow your dog to have a healthier and longer life, and Bark n Walk is the best in the business, a dog park in Bijwasan.

Obesity in Dogs has Several Reasons:


1.) Overfeeding – Feeding a pet more than he or she will be able to burn off in exercise. Table scraps, high-fat foods, the frequency of meals, the number of treats, and frequent diet modifications are all contributing dietary factors.

2.) Lack of exercise — Obesity is more likely in indoor-only pets.

3.) Misperception of the canine body state – The owner is unaware that the dog is obese.


1.) Age – Dogs over the age of five reduce their voluntary activity and burn fewer calories per day.

2.) Some breeds, such as terriers, spaniels, dachshunds, beagles, and Labrador retrievers, are genetically susceptible to obesity.


1.) Neutering/spaying – A decrease in sex hormone production lowers energy expenditure and can alter satiety (increased hunger).


1.) Anticonvulsant phenobarbital can reduce satiety, leading to overeating.

2.) Glucocorticoids can cause weight gain and inappropriate fat deposition.


1.) Weight gain can be caused by hypothyroidism.

2.) Insulinoma might cause you to gain weight.

3.) Weight gain can be caused by hyperadrenocorticism.

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Diagnosis of Obesity in Dogs

Measurements of Body Condition:

1.) Underweight: Ribs, spine, and/or pelvic bones can be seen from afar.

2.) Optimal Weight: When gently caressing, you may feel the ribs. When viewed from above, the waistline is noticeably thinner than the upper body.

3.) Excessive weight: Ribs are not palpable when gently petted. When viewed from above, there is no difference in the size of the upper body and the waist.

4.) Obese: Ribs are only felt when pressure is applied. The waistline should be the same size as or larger than the upper body. Distention in the abdomen.

Treatment for Obesity

Obesity in dogs is treated by focusing on weight loss and then maintaining a healthy weight for the rest of their lives. The healthy method to lose weight is to reduce caloric intake and increase exercise, just as it is in people. Portion sizes, feeding schedules, treat frequency, correct meals, and exercise alternatives will all be discussed with your veterinarian.

Protein and fiber accelerate metabolism and promote satiety, making high-protein, low-fat diets ideal for weight loss. It’s critical to get rid of table scraps and goodies. Green beans and other vegetables are a fantastic substitute for treats. Commercial and prescription dog foods that are developed for weight loss and maintenance are available in both canned and kibble forms.

In order to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, exercise is just as vital as eating. Exercise alternatives include thirty minutes of leash walking per day (which can be broken up into ten-minute increments), outdoor sports, treadmill training, and swimming (dog spas have pools and treadmills for exercise). Take your pup to the dog parks where he can mingle around and also stay healthy, this will reduce the risk of depression for your dogs as well!

A special bowl that compels your dog to work to receive each piece of food is available at most pet stores if your dog eats too quickly. A treat ball that only gives treats if your dog rolls it around is another useful item (increasing exercise).

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