This article draws attention to the alarming rise in overweight dogs, cats and rabbits.
The reason these domestic pets become obese is NOT that they are overfed; it is that too often they are given food that is unsuitable and unhealthy for them. - Sometimes a pet owner will give their pet the leftovers of a takeaway meal or a ready meal they cooked in the microwave. - This sort of food is bad for pets, mainly because it contains a lot of salt and salt is very bad for domestic pets.
If your pet is having to take medication prescribed by the vet - such as steroids - then it is even more important - VITALLY IMPORTANT - that you do not give your pet salty food.
When your pets eat salt-laden food, the salt gives them a huge problem of fluid retention/morbid obesity. This causes them great discomfort and suffering and it hastens their death.
They will quickly and easily lose weight if you carefully avoid giving them the salty food. They will shed a lot of the excess fluid by excreting it in the urine.
Don't get them to take exercise to lower their weight. It won't help at all because it has no effect on fluid retention. Exercise is good for your dog, but wait until he or she has lost weight and is feeling better and more energetic, then it will be enjoyable and not too tiring.
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Read my Mensa article on Obesity and the Salt Connection
And see Sodium in foods