|Queen Elizabeth with her Corgi's|
That's right - of all things to notice from the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony - my mind focused on some overweight Corgi's. I think this is a great time to discuss obesity and pets and what you can do about it for your own pet. Obesity is not a breed standard and her dogs could certainly stand to lose a little weight.
As with humans, obesity in dogs is the most common nutrition-related health condition in our society. Is your dog obese? Risk factors include increased age, spaying/neutering and inactivity. These breeds are most at risk:
- Labrador Retrievers
- Cairn Terriers
- Cocker Spaniels
- Basset Hounds
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniels