Most obesity is caused by overeating and too little exercise. Always a winning combination.
However, in older dogs this can also stem from a decrease in a dogs normal ability to exercise.
Additionally, unhealthy eating habits, such as high-calorie foods, an alternating diet, and frequent treats can also bring on this condition.
Other common causes include; Hypothyroidism, Insulinoma, Hyperadrenocorticism and Neutering
See how your dog is doing with this BODY CONDITION GUIDE and find the IDEAL WEIGHT RANGE for your breed.