Last month, the folks over at The Honest Kitchen caught up with Dr. Selmer to talk about 4 NON-Diet reasons your dog may be gaining weight. You should read the full article here if your dog is eating the same, exercising the same, but appears to be gaining wait, but I’m posting the reader’s digest version below:
- Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism can slow down the metabolism and cause weight gain, even if you’re restricting your dog’s caloric intake.
- Feeding your pet the wrong food or not adjusting your pet’s diet in accordance with their activity level can cause weight gain. For more on this, go here.
- Health issues such as Cushing’s Disease, heart disease, and cancer can cause bloating and weight gain.
- As in humans, certain medications can cause weight gain in your pup.
Weight gain can be tough on your dog, especially as he ages, and can point to some serious conditions that shouldn’t be left untreated. So, if you see your dog gaining weight, it’s important to have him seen by your local veterinarian to find the cause.