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5 Warning Signs That Your Dog Is Obese and Needs a Change

5 Warning Signs That Your Dog Is Obese and Needs a Change

source: http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/pet-obesity-awareness-day-fat-dog-health-overweight-weight-loss-warning-signs his Pet Obesity Awareness Day, take an honest look at your dog — does he need a new workout routine or smaller food portions? In one of my favorite television shows, the veterinary drama All Creatures Great and Small (1978-1980), Mrs. Pumphrey’s treasured Pekingese, Tricki-Woo, seemed to need a house call at least once each episode. The range of colorfully named maladies that Tricki-Woo suffered from — “Flop Bott,” “Pricky Paw,” and “Cracker Dog” among them — were usually traced back to one overriding factor. The Pekingese was obese, and Mrs. Pumphrey refused to follow the vet’s orders and alter the dog’s diet or stick to a regular exercise regimen. Tricki-Woo’s frequent medical problems […]