In the coming days, the Scottish Terrier and Dog News will be featuring a special diet report. Unfortunately, scotties — along with labrador retrievers, cairn terriers, Cavalier King Charles spaniels and cocker spaniels — are among the dog breeds most at risk for becoming overweight.
The New York Times reported last year that while there is a strong correlation between fat pets and fat owners, many normal-weight pet owners have “dogs or cats that are dangerously overweight.
(What’s more,) while many (though clearly not all) French women may be slim, their dogs often are not. A team from Maisons-Alfort, France, found that among a ”healthy population” of 616 dogs that attended a vaccination clinic, 38.8 percent were overweight, including 5 percent that were obese. “
More fat Scottie dog news here. And Scottish Terrier and Dog News readers weigh in on their Scotties’ weight.