Considering a Lifestyle Change

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Side view of a lean and fit dog

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Top view of a lean and fit dog

Before beginning any sports activity or drastic change in daily activity, the dog’s general health and weight must be evaluated. Active dogs need to be trim and lean with defined muscle and very little fat. Overweight dogs can be more easily injured during strenuous activities, due to extra weight on their bones and joints and additional stress on their cardiovascular system. If the dog is determined to be overweight, his calorie intake must be lowered ...

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