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Obesity Owner Factsheet

In the wild dogs generally regulate the amount of food they eat. However, there is a trend for modern dogs, like modern man, to eat better food and take less exercise than their predecessors. Just as in people, there is a risk that your dog may become overweight. Obesity is an excessive accumulation of fat in the body - it does not just mean being overweight.

Is my dog obese?

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My dog hardly eats anything - how can it be fat?

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A fat dog is a healthy dog....

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How can I help my dog lose weight?

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How do I know my dog is losing weight?

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What if my dog is still not losing weight?

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My dog has reached his target weight - what now?

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