Health & Nutrition
There is a dog point to this story so bear with.
I try to eat well throughout the week: no cake, biscuits or pasta, that kinda thing. And for the most part that works well for me. I also train twice a week, a new activity, which while masochistic is doing me the world of good both physically and mentally. And I have more energy to get through the week. Yeah I know I’m a flippin saint. Don’t worry the total honesty bit is coming up right now.
Let's set some new goals for the pets in our lives. Obesity is not just about what it looks like but can have serious consequences for your pets health and lead to diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and even cancer.
I didn’t appreciate quite how bad some dogs’ oral health can be until I re-homed Mr Binks in 2015.
Up until then I had been so proud of Molly, my late Miniature Bull terrier’s teeth. I remember asking a vet to guess her age from her general condition and her teeth.
Spring is back, by popular demand, but boy did she keep us waiting this year! I don’t know about you but I’m so over the muddy walks and daily power washing of caked paws. But now the sun is shining, the bare trees are budding and the fleas are back in force.
It is wintertime once again and we have already had some sharp frosts and the first ice on the roads and paths (well we have up north!). Winter walks can be lovely and bracing especially if the sun is shining and the sky is blue but the colder it gets the more care we have to take out and about with our dogs.
Medical issues such as obesity have a direct impact on how a dog feels and therefore how he or she behaves. Overweight dogs tire easily and can even be grumpy due to fatigue or aches and pains which are a direct result of excess weight. Joint pain is common in obese dogs and this can lead to pain induced aggression.