Weight problems can also be associated with inactive lifestyles. Overweight animals have an increased likelihood of tearing ligaments and wearing down joints. As a result, their joints become damaged and painful and they don’t want to exercise. This then adds to their weight problems. Older dogs are especially prone to this scenario.
If you think your dog may be overweight, contact us to make an appointment with Dr. Andrea Putt at Commerce Village Veterinary Hospital for a Nutrition and Obesity Consultation.