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Unfortunately 45% of all U.S. dogs are either overweight or obese. This equates to 35 million dogs! Just like humans, these extra pounds can make them more prone to certain illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and lung disorders. On the flip side, studies have shown that dogs who are at their ideal weight live at least two years longer than their overweight counterparts.
Many dog owners fail to recognize that their dogs are overweight, preferring to consider them "big boned" or still shedding their "puppy fat." There are basically two ways to lose weight - eat less and exercise more. When your dog goes in for his annual examination, your vet can tell you whether your dog is overweight and the best methods to reset his metabolism. The exact amount of calories he needs to consume will be determined by his age, breed and activity level.
Your vet will let you know what a safe rate of weight loss is for your dog. If your dog loses weight too quickly, this can endanger his well-being.