October 26th, 2012 | 0 Comments
If there is a core principle at the heart of every morsel of health and lifestyle advice that we give away here at VP it could well be this: If you want your dog to live a long and happy life, you must minimize the amount of excess fat in her body. (We’ve expanded on that general principle here.)
This is a deceptively powerful little admonishment. It draws on several well-developed strands of scientific evidence, all of which suggest that excess body fat will decrease your dog’s quality of life, expose her to all manner of dangerous diseases, and increase her risk of premature death.
But take a second and think not about what this important principle is saying, but what it’s not saying. Specifically, note that the core of our fitness and lifestyle philosophy has nothing to do with losing, dropping, maintaining, or managing body weight. Read More