“Does This Collar Make Me Look Fat?”

“Does This Collar Make Me Look Fat?” Page 74

While humans may obsess about their own weight, many people believe that extra weight on their dogs is a good thing. The truth is, pets should not be over or under weight, as both can lead to or signal sickness. In order to tell how fit your pet is, run your hands over his ribs. Are his ribs buried under a layer of fat or are they sticking out considerably? If your pet is within his normal weight range, you should be able to feel the ribs easily, but they should not protrude abnormally. If you stand above him, the outline of his body should resemble A hourglass. Some breeds do tend to be leaner while some are a bit stockier, but making sure your dog is the right weight for his breed will certainly contribute to his good health.

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