Friday, May 30, 2014

Veterinary Highlights: Obesity And The Lungs

Obesity can shorten your dog's life by two years. It will lower their quality of life. It increases risk of arthritis, cancer ...


As it turns out, obesity also affects the lungs.

Not only that your dog will have hard time moving and breathing with all that extra load, research in humans has described actual changes to the lungs themselves.

The problem includes changes in elasticity of the lungs and chest tissues.

There are many ways in which we're hurting our dogs by letting them get obese. This is just another one.

Source article:
How Obesity Affects Your Pet's Lungs

2 comments

  1. It makes sense. I'm thinking obesity harms just about every part of the body. I think of the overweight dogs I walk and how they huff and puff like it's such hard work. We can't go for nearly as long as the dogs that are at a healthy weight.

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    1. What surprised me is that it actually causes physical changes to the lung tissue.

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