To maintain a good quality of life, dogs like humans need to stay in shape. But modern-day Fidos often eat too much and exercise too little. This holistic approach to canine weight control can solve the problem for good. It's the first guide of its kind, easily accessible and practical, and filled with charts and checklists to monitor your pup's progress. Best-selling writer David Alderton explains how to maintain a dog's optimum health, what kinds of foods and feeding work best, and how to go about exercising your pet. Find out how age affects weight, how to plan for fitness, and how to prevent a relapse once the goal is reached. A listing of ideal weight by breed tells you what's right for your best friend.