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Dangers of Pet Obesity | Care2 Healthy Living: By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-...

Dangers of Pet Obesity | Care2 Healthy Living: By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-...

Apparently, this is not often an easy discussion for veterinarians to have with clients. Loving dog owners often take it personally and are offended when told their dog is overweight. I’m not a veterinarian, but my personal suggestion: If you can’t see a waistline on your pet, they’re overweight. And if you can’t feel ribs (as suggested by Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM ), you probably can’t see a waistline. One of the reasons that seeing the overweight Lab broke my heart was because I knew his life would be shortened due to obesity. In addition, he clearly wasn’t in good enough shape to enjoy many activities with his person.

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/dangers-of-pet-obesity.html

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