Obesity

Common Causes:

Since feeding of dry foods was introduced 30 years ago, owners have become accustomed to having their pets slightly overweight compared with the natural state. This can extend easily to obesity quickly and easily. Apart from making the animal less active and less competitive these diets can play havoc with health especially in older animals. Most solutions involve use of living foods and exercise. Apart from making the animal less active and less competitive these diets can play havoc with health especially in older animals. Most solutions involve use of living foods and exercise.

Symptoms:

This is largely a result of feeding too much (volume) or feeding  inappropriate carbohydrates to a carnivore. However fashion is an unreasonable bed mate and sometimes both owner and animal fit the bill. The body when viewed from above tends to bulge outwards around the chest and abdomen and the ribs cannot be seen when viewed from the side.

 A good body weight assessment is when the ribs can just be seen. One of the side effects of obesity is development of fatty accumulations called lipoma's and sometimes these may develop into cancers of the skin. Other problems are sebacious cysts in the skin and these form small lumps about 3 to 5 mm in diameter. When your vet uses a technique called fine needle aspiraration. Often these cysts are filled with black of grey oily material similar to anal glans excretions and this indicates a degenerate apocrine gland filled with toxic material from breakdown of degraded  cooked protein meal used in manufacture of cheap biscuits.

Try This

Make a list of everything (including tit bits and snacks you feed your animal in 24 hours. Try to reduce the amount fed, but this can be difficult especially if one member of the family sabotages the efforts Use better quality food sources or use herbal material regularly in food.

. Alternatively, using the 24-hour dietary information offered in  subscription pages and get some  help to sort things out.

The diets used in this web site can reduce weight from 40 kg to 30 kg in a golden retriever within six weeks.

Introduce kelp powder into the diet to reduce size and occurrence of  lipomas. This is traditional chinese medicine modified.