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Statistically, 40% of dogs in Western Europe suffer from obesity. In our corner of the world there is no similar statistics, however veterinarians share observations that the quantity of the dogs suffering from excess weight at us grows too. Obesity of a dog is often connected with behavior of the owner. In what way?
There are certain breeds which representatives are inclined to a set of weight slightly more, than others:
Certainly, is not a sentence. The Labrador can be slender and active, and the German shepherd to suffer from obesity. Everything depends on the owner.
There are also features of thinking and behavior of owners which become the reason that even the dog who is not predisposed to a set of excess weight begins to suffer from it.
What the human factors "causing" obesity in dogs are? The research (Kienzle et all, 1998) which established connection between the attitude of the person towards a dog and obesity was conducted.
Certainly, any sane owner does not wish to a dog of bad and wants to bring good only. However it is important to remember that excess weight – at all not the benefit, it can become the reason of a set of problems with health and worsen quality of life the pet.