- How Do I Know If My Dog’s Weight Is Right?
- Is It Bad If I Can Feel My Dog's Spine?
- Can Walking Help My Dog Lose Weight?
- Why Is My Dog Overweight But Doesn't Eat Much?
If your dog has the ideal weight, you will see that its waist narrows down behind the ribs. When you look from above and see that the waist and ribs of your dog fall in one line or even if the waist is bulging out, it indicates that your dog is overweight. The dog weight chart in this article will help you identify if it is the ideal weight for your dog.
If your dog is in the ideal weight category, you will be able to feel its spine and ribs with a little fat. But if you can distinctly see its ribs and spine, and its waist also sharply dips behind the ribs, then it means that your dog is undernourished and needs to gain weight.
Yes, walking is one of the most efficient and wholesome exercises that will prove beneficial in helping your dog lose weight.
A sharp increase in the dog’s weight may cannot always be blamed on the amount of food it eats. On many occasions, it may be because of the change in your dog’s metabolism or hormonal disorders as well.