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Canine obesity occurs when your dog has excessive white adipose tissue. It has been shown that obesity is associated with decreased mobility and life span, diabetes, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, difficulty grooming, and so on.

The most common causes of obesity in dogs include overfeeding, lack of exercise, age, genetic predisposition, neutering, spaying, hypothyroidism, to name a few.

If your dog is obese or overweight, you should talk to your vet as soon as possible for possible treatment. Your vet will measure their body weight to obtain a body condition score (BCS).

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