Obesity in dogs is a growing issue and industry experts now report that around 50% of pets are overweight or obese. Obesity is more common in certain breeds of dog, the risks also increases with age, and gender plays a part too with females being more likely to be overweight, although animals of both sexes when neutered are more prone to weight issues.
The key to managing your dog’s weight is the balance between how much they eat and the energy they use up. And that’s where you come in. Maintaining your dog’s ideal weight is about the type and amount of food you give as well as your dog’s lifestyle and exercise levels.