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What are the signs of canine obesity?

In addition to noticing that your dog has gotten pudgier, there are a few other dog obesity signs to consider:

- Lower energy
- Inability to access spaces they used to
- Excessive panting
- Less interest in physical activity
- Not being able to feel their ribs
- Reduced grooming

You can also check Purina's Body Condition System chart to get a visual sense for how your dog's body shape compares to that of a healthy-weight pup. 

https://www.purina.com/sites/g/files/auxxlc196/files/2021-01/BodyCondition_Dog_122120.pdf

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askPurrch information is provided for educational purposes only. Please consult your veterinarian with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your pet’s specific nutritional or health needs. Always ask your veterinarian before feeding your pet anything new.
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ASPCA Animal Poison Control: (888) 426-4435

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Important side note
on pet toxicities

During COVID, as people introduced new substances into their homes, such as baker’s yeast, paint, and vitamin D3, pet poisonings notably increased. Keep your pet safe by avoiding these highly toxic household products.

  • Over-the-counter drugs of all sorts (painkillers, cold medications, dietary supplements, etc.)
  • Insecticides
  • Household plants
  • Household cleaners (including hand sanitizer)
  • Heavy metal including lead, zinc and mercury
  • Fertilizers and other garden-related products
  • Automotive chemicals including antifreeze which is one of the most highly poisonous substances

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A consultation fee may apply

ASPCA Animal Poison Control: (888) 426-4435

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Important side note
on pet toxicities

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  • Heavy metal including lead, zinc and mercury
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  • Automotive chemicals including antifreeze which is one of the most highly poisonous substances