Health Risks of Overfeeding Your Dog
The Dangers of
Just like us, it’s important for dogs to have the right balance of essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals for their bodies to function properly. Dogs that aren’t fed a balanced food can have a variety of health problems, like bone malformations or poor density due to a lack of calcium and phosphorous, says Sarah Carter, DVM at the MSPCA Angell Shalit-Glazer Clinic. You want to ensure that you’re feeding your dog the right amount of food, as
“An obese dog is not a healthy dog; they often have less energy and it is harder for them to get around [to] go for walks and get up and down stairs,”
Obesity can lead to diabetes and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. According to
For accurate diagnosis and treatment options, always consult your veterinarian and ask them to recommend the best food for your dog’s condition.
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