We usually get our dogs when they are just small puppies, and it’s such a joy to keep them in our laps, hug them, and carry them around. Well, those dogs eventually grow to their full size, and they become too heavy to carry around or to keep in our laps.
Every dog owner with a large dog breed knows that in the dog's mind, they have absolutely zero clue they're no longer small puppies. They are not the big dogs that they really are as far as they are concerned.
Dogs may grow physically but forever stay young in their hearts, and they still want to do stuff they did when they were tiny puppies. And that leads to soooooo many funny and adorable situations…
People share photos of the largest, most playful, fluffiest, and childish dogs that you’d want to cuddle all day long and get lost in their fur. We have selected some of the best, and we know you are going to love them.
However, just because a pooch is huge doesn’t mean that it has to be overweight. If you want to keep your pet healthy, be careful not to cross that “overweight” line. It’s very hard to notice when large breeds cross that line because 10 pounds extra aren’t really visible on a 150-pound dog.
PDSA, UK’s leading vet charity, says that a dog’s food is “an essential part” of their fitness. So, people shouldn’t focus on exercise alone – a proper diet is equally important as exercise.
“Making sure they are fed on a complete diet which keeps them at their ideal weight is important to keep them fit and healthy. As a general rule, we tend to give our pets too much food, which can lead to obesity and reduced activity levels,” a PDSA representative stated.
It may sound strange, but It’s better to give your dog too little food than too much when we’re living in a society of abundance. You should find out what your dog’s ideal weight is.
If you can’t find that info online, then you should consult an expert or a vet. If you want to keep your pet healthy, it implies some effort on your behalf.
“The best way to monitor your dog’s food intake is to weigh both them and their food. You can discuss your dog’s weight with your vet and check their body condition at home. Once you have a starting point and know what their target weight should be, start weighing and monitoring their food and treats to see how much they’re getting,” the PDSA said.
“You might want to try weighing out their portions at the start of the week to make it easy to keep track of what’s being fed. Reweigh your dog after a few weeks and see if they’ve gained, lost, or maintained their weight, then adjust their amount of food to fit your goal.”