Obesity is the number one concern among vets when it comes to man's best friend but worryingly, nearly half of people surveyed are not aware that it's a major issue. Yet obesity is linked to serious problems such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a shorter life expectancy.
Just like us, all dogs slow down with age, being less keen to exercise, putting on weight, most likely a combination of both. Moods vary greatly from being needier, to much less friendly, sometimes preferring to be just left alone.
People are talking about one of the Morrisons' adverts this year for all the wrong reasons, because it shows a child giving his leftover Christmas pudding to the family dog. Nothing wrong there you might think, unless you know that the innocent Christmas pudding can be fatal to dogs.