The Scottish Terrier and Dog News reported yesterday that Scotties are considered high risk when it comes to obesity. So if your Scot is a little on the chubby side, we’re offering some exercise and diet tips. Just as is the case with humans, there are no easy solutions when it comes to shedding pounds. So, sorry, no miracle cures — just a link to this site offers a lot of good information on weight loss in dogs.
Needless to say, exercise is a factor in getting and keeping weight off dogs. The great outdoors is always the best option but if you live in a snowy, cold clime with a dog who gets sore paws in winter, you might want to consider a workout on the treadmill. Small Dogs Paradise has a great three-part series on dogs and treadmills.
Looks like Emily (above) could stand to take a few treadmill lessons from our hard-bodied Scottie treadmill expert.