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Nokomis Veterinarian Service is here to see our patients live long and healthy lives. Our team of veterinarians, technicians, and staff strives to give your pet the best medical care we can. April is National Canine Fitness Month to help educate and remind everyone to keep their dogs active and fit. We have seen a rise in pet obesity over the years.

But just as the pandemic impacted our lives, it has negatively affected pets in many cases too. Recent research provided by Hills Pet Nutrition Company reveals that Covid has intensified the pet obesity issue. They found that:. Are you allowing your dog to eat too many calories, too many treats, and be lazy? We know no one intentionally means this to happen. Working from home could lead to dogs receiving more treats than they should. For reasons such as these, we remind dog owners that canines can suffer from diseases and injuries if they become overweight or obese.

If you have an overweight pet, you are not alone. An overweight or obese condition can put too much stress on the organs. You may see the effects of the damage with diseases such as:. Secondly, obesity in dogs puts too much stress on their ts and ligaments. This condition can result in disease or injuries such as:. Also, be aware that if an obese dog suffers an injury to one knee, obesity increases the chance of damage to the other knee.

The reason is that the dog will put more weight and stress on the other good knee to compensate for the injured knee. Your pet deserves the best. You can help your dog stay healthy and fit by following the above tips and bringing them in to see us for yearly exams. Play it safe when you exercise them. Realize they can get injured just like we can if they go too quickly from a sedentary life to rigorous exercise. We are here to help you with any medical attention your canine friend may need.

Nokomis Vet. Stacey Funderburk. Small Animals. Research shows canine fitness has been affected by the pandemic. They found that: A third of owners with overweight pets say their pets specifically gained weight during A third of dog owners have problems encouraging their pets to exercise. Twenty percent of pet owners admitted to giving pets more treats. Overweight pets were more likely to be bored or needy, owners reported. You may see the effects of the damage with diseases such as: Diabetes Cancer Heart Disease Secondly, obesity in dogs puts too much stress on their ts and ligaments. This condition can result in disease or injuries such as: Arthritis Knee Injuries Also, be aware that if an obese dog suffers an injury to one knee, obesity increases the chance of damage to the other knee.

We recommend getting your dog out for walks at least three times a week and for minimally minute sessions. But, if you have not been exercising your dog, take it slow at the start. Well-conditioned dogs are less likely to be injured than dogs that lounge around most of the time and only exercised on weekends. If you cannot weigh your dog regularly, you can use the chart below as a visual guide. We can help you with this if you are not sure. Limit Treats. We understand that it is tempting to give your pet treats as a form of love, especially when they look at you with such soulful eyes.

But it will do more damage in the long run. We recommend you only use treats as rewards during training. Feed a healthy diet. There are many for all types of canine diets. We realize it can be confusing how to pick the right one. Again, talk to us about what diet we recommend for your dog.

It is important to read labels. We can advise you on what ingredients to avoid in pet foods that can cause weight gain. Canine Laser Therapy. Countryside Veterinary Service offers Class IV Laser therapy that delivers specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain, and enhanced tissue repair. Laser therapy can ificantly help your dog if they have arthritis or an injury.

Final Advice Your pet deserves the best. Sincerely, Dr. Stacey Funerburk.

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