5 Dog Diseases Vets Don’t Think You Know, But Should
Having a dog is pretty great, am I right? Coming home to a big smile and wagging tail can sometimes make your day. In return, what can we do as dog parents to ensure they’re living the happiest, healthiest, lives possible?
I already know how important routine veterinary visits are, but I found myself wondering what exactly my veterinarian is looking for at these appointments.
To help educate myself and any other curious dog parents out there, I asked 7 veterinarians, ”What are the 5 top dog conditions pet parents should be aware of?" Here’s what I got back:
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), the 2014 National Pet Obesity Prevalence Survey discovered more than 50% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight.
When your dog is overweight he is at risk for several other concerns such as:
- Decreased life expectancy
- High blood pressure
- Heart and lung conditions
- Anesthesia risks
- Skin diseases
Sure, wrinkles are cute but only in the right places. If you think Spike is pushing the pounds, a trip the veterinarian might be in order.