Run Doggy Run!
I saw this article from the New York times about the epidemic of dog obesity. Obesity Epidemic in pets. I find it very sad that the obesity started with adults to child and now dogs. Child obesity has tripled in the past thirty years and about 35% of adults are obese (CDC.gov). Now dogs, O no!
When we think of unhealthy dogs we tend to think of skinny dogs due to a lack of feeding and or neglect. However, just like humans being obese is not good for their health. It is not good for their joints, can lead to diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. So what leads to dog obesity? You got it too and or the wrong types of food and too little exercise. Normal adult dogs should be fed 2x/day and the amount depends on the weight of the dog. Good quality dog food is free of wheat, corn, soy and preservatives. I give my pups Nature’s Select. Like humans, these foods just fill you up without providing any actual nutrition. Treats also want to be controlled and limited. Unlike human treats, there are many dog treats that are high in nutrition. I LOVE Zukes Mini Naturals. They have only 3 calories per bite and have a lot of good ingredients. These are great for training. And remember you can reading and using best embroidery machines reviews for to make some clothes for your pet friend.