This is a story about my dog George. I took George in for a check-up this past March, and I was surprised to find his weight was down 2.8 pounds! As we become more aware of fat deposits on dogs, it is beneficial for us to monitor that weight so we know exactly what we are dealing with. Overweight owners have overweight pets because when you snack, they snack, right? So when we cut back, they cut back. Fortunately for animals, they don’t do the mindless snacking that goes on for most of the human population in the winter months. Humans pack on the winter pounds due to hormonal changes related to daylight. These hormones control our mood and energy levels.
So now we ask ourselves, what must we do to get some results? Here are some tips from George:
Now, you might say you need an owner, but all you really need is a conscience. And yes, you can teach an old dog new eating habits!!
Vicki Krause Wellness Blog
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