Um, what the woof?! That’s MORE THAN HALF. We have an pet obesity epidemic on our hands. As a member of the pet blogging community, I feel a real responsibility not only to ensure my pets maintain a healthy weight, but to try to reach other owners to show them what a healthy weight looks like. You would be so surprised (or maybe you wouldn’t) by how often I get told my dogs are too thin, when in reality? They’re exactly where they should be.
Did you know that 52.5% (or approximately 36.7 million) US Dogs Overweight or Obese – petobesityprevention.com
Are you unsure how your pet’s weight stacks up?
For example, at 24 lbs, you’d think Koly was overweight. He’s just knee high to a pig’s eye! Where is all that weight coming from?! Well, he’s very muscled. My puggle has the physique of german shot putter. I know he’s fit though because he has a clearly defined waist, his belly tucks up nicely under his hips and I can feel his ribs, but they’re covered with just enough fat that he isn’t all knobbly and “ribby”. Not sure where your pet stacks up? Check out this handy guide:
Body condition (or how your dog looks) is usually a better way to judge if your pet is fit than monitoring their weight.