Oh my goodness. I said the “Fat” word. I myself am a girl of a certain size, but I think my pink belly is cute.
Unfortunately my daddies think I need to lose a pound or two as does the vet. I only weigh 11 pounds or so which is a tad much for a Chihuahua.
Dog obesity is a real problem that affects 25 – 40 percent of dogs. That’s a lot of extra poundage.
Obesity can result in joint injuries, tracheal issues, heart disease and bronchitis, all leading to a shorter life.
How did your little puppy grow up into a plus size doggie? Too much food, too many treats and not enough exercise.
Cut down on the amount of food you give your Chi. Also less treats and table scraps! Try a calorie calculator.
Limit treats to healthy tidbits. I love mini carrot sticks and crunchy lettuce.
Walk your dog several times a day. This is good for you too!
My daddy takes me on about 4 walks a day. Sometimes I refuse to budge. I call it my anchor trick. But because I’m a “little” Chihuahua my daddy picks me up and carries me far away (about a block) and expects me to walk home. I do not care for this trick. But I do want to get home to my nap.
You will find in time that a thinner Chi is a healthier Chi. I love my treats so please don’t eliminate them all.
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