Canine Weight Woofers Program
Much like humans our beloved canines can easily fluctuate in their weight. In a few short weeks you can easily notice your dogs weight going up or down, but sometimes our own lives, and our own schedules get in the way of seeing this happening.
Before you know it, you’re at your yearly vet check up and the veterinarian is telling you your pooch is obese or needs to lose a few pounds. While five pounds may not sound like much when we think of weight but five pounds above your dog’s ideal body weight greatly increases your dog’s risk of serious health conditions. Sadly, when your dog is overweight or obese it is no longer a question of if your dog will develop a condition caused by the excess weight, but when and how serious. Some of the common condition’s veterinarians are seeing due to weight gain are:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Increased joint injuries
- High blood pressure
- Lung disorders
- Immune dysfunction
- And some forms of cancer
Heavier dogs tend to physically interact less with their families and are less energetic and playful. The weight can decrease their life expectancy, and they seem to have lost that spark. Regardless of your dog’s age, their weight plays a large part in all aspects of their lives. Heavier dogs tend to lie around more, so it’s easier to miss signs of lameness or even illness.
Through progressive exercises, core strengthening, flexibility practice, balance training and K-9 yoga your dog will enter a workout plan custom to them and their abilities.