Dog obesity is an increasing problem in the same way as is is for humans. With processed foods packaged and priced for easy supply and consumption, it is easy to provide an ill thought out or even an unhealthy diet for your dog. A study on Labrador retrievers under primary veterinary care in the UK by VetCompass™ showed that one of the most prevalent disorders recorded was overweight/obesity.
A pet dog has an advantage over us humans with weight management as they cannot provide their own food and over indulge.
My dogs are certainly fitter and have a better BMI (Body Mass Index) than I have and that is not because they have more self control than me.
It is simply because I find it easier to manage their diet than my own.
So what factors can effect your dogs weight?