How do I know if my dog is fat?

The physical signs of overweight:

  • The base of the tail is thickened and has a moderate amount of tissue between the skin and bone.
  • The ribs are difficult to palpate and are covered by a moderate layer of fatty or adipose tissue.
  • Although the bone structures are still palpable, the bone ends are also covered by a moderate layer of fat.
  • Back slightly widened when viewed from above
  • The shape of the waist is scarce or absent when the dog is seen from the side

Assessing obesity in dogs

Obesity in dogs is a really serious disease and if a dog is obese it is very easy to observe how their attitude has changed, they do not tolerate physical exercise and remain tired throughout the day.

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