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Why do you need to keep an eye on your dog's weight?

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A proper weight is crucial for your dog’s health and well-being. Because every breed is different, it's hard to know the right number for your little (or big) guy. But it’s especially important for specific breeds that are prone to conditions like arthritis, hip dysplasia, heart disease, and more. If your pup does have a few extra pounds to drop, ask your vet if he can recommend any weight loss and exercise plans.

From: What to Ask the Vet About Your Dog WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Vaccination FAQ,” “7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Pet Healthy.” 

American Veterinary Dental College: "Pet Periodontal Disease."

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists: "What Is a Veterinary Behaviorist?"

Shaina Preis, DVM, Banfield Pet Hospital.

The Humane Society: “Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pets.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Vaccination FAQ,” “7 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Pet Healthy.” 

American Veterinary Dental College: "Pet Periodontal Disease."

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists: "What Is a Veterinary Behaviorist?"

Shaina Preis, DVM, Banfield Pet Hospital.

The Humane Society: “Controlling Fleas and Ticks on Your Pets.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 24, 2018

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