Weight Problems

Here´s articles concerning overweight and underweight dogs; maintaining proper weight, and problems due to obesity in dogs.

Care of the Emaciated Dog star[offsite link]
This article relates to the care and recovery assistance provided to dogs that have been homeless for days to weeks. Non-veterinary care can be successful as long as the rescued dog does not have a serious medical disorder such as kidney failure, anemia, pancreatitis or bowel obstruction due to garbage or foreign body ingestion. Always consult with your veterinarian before treating or providing care for any malnourished animal.

Plump Pets Need Your Help to Lose Weight star[offsite link]
The main problems associated with obese pets are a higher incidence of hip dysplasia and other orthopedic diseases. They may also have decreased pulmonary and respiratory capacity, may not heal as well, may face greater risks from surgery, and may have increased risk of skin disease, cancer, and metabolic disorders such as diabetes or Cushings disease.

Sudden Weight Loss star[offsite link]
Sudden or unexplained weight loss should be reported to your veterinarian immediately. It can be a sign of a number of issues, some relatively easy to correct, and some quite serious

Weight - Obesity in Dogs star[offsite link]
Obesity in pets causes many problems such as arthritis, spinal disc disease, respiratory difficulties, high blood pressure and heart disease. One study has shown that grossly overweight dogs are 34.8% more likely to have circulatory diseases. There are solutions to obesity. Read more....

Weight Loss & Control star[offsite link]
Obesity is one of the most common disorders seen in dogs. Read about the causes, treatment, and prevention of obesity; health risks in overweight dogs; and weight reducing diets.

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