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Dogs - What to DoBefore treating your dog for obesity, take him to the veterinarian, because obesity can be caused by conditions other than overeating. Hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus, for example, are two common causes of obesity. However, if your dog’s obesity is determined (usually via a blood test) to be caused by excessive calorie intake, you and your vet can develop an effective treatment plan including reducing the quantity of food at mealtimes or adjusting your pup’s diet to make it higher in  fiber and lower in fat. Like with a human weight loss program, moderate exercise should also  be included.