Obesity among dogs is a big problem: both in the UAdd ModuleS and Australia approximately 1/3 of dogs are overweight and the number climbs even higher for some breeds and types. Clearly, obesity is not great for their health – its linked significantly with osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, liver disease, cancer, shorter life spans and lower quality of life.

The good news is that helping an overweight dog lose weight is achievable (as long as you can overcome their feed-me puppy dog eyes) and can even help improve your weight too.

Below we discuss how dogs become overweight, how to tell if your dog is overweight and how to get them back to a happy, healthy condition.