A few lifestyle changes can help your plump pooch shed the pounds.

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A recent survey has estimated that 42 per cent of our four-legged friends are overweight – and there are a range of simple lifestyle changes you can make to shed those excess doggy pounds.

Thursday, 12th May 2022, 4:22 pm

The worrying numbers were revealed by pet nutrician experts www.tails.com, who estimate that obese dogs on average live a year less than pups of an optimum weight.

We can all be guilty of a little overindulging now and then, whether it’s an extra biscuit or an extra helping of dessert, but when those over indulgences lead to quite a bit of weight gain, we can put ourselves at risk of damaging our health.

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Just as it is for humans, obesity in dogs is also a health risk – with associated problems including, but not restricted to, arthritis, diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, respiratory issues, an increased risk of developing certain tumours, and a lower quality of life.

So, if you think your dog needs a little help to get back into shape, here’s what you need to do.

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