Client handout: How to get your dog in shape

Client handout: How to get your dog in shape

Weight loss is tough for anyone—two- or four-legged. But losing weight and getting in shape not only adds years to a pet's life, it can also make those extra years more enjoyable.
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Feb 02, 2015
By dvm360.com staff

We can expect overweight dogs to live shorter lives than their fitter counterparts. Heavy dogs tend to be less energetic and playful. It’s common for clients to think dogs that lie around are just lazy, making it easy to overlook the lethargy that results from being overweight or obese. If a client's dog doesn’t run and jump, it might be overweight. Help pooches get in shape by having clients use these tips.