Take your dog to the veterinarian. If you think that your dog’s weight is getting out of control, address the problem immediately. Schedule a specific exam with your veterinarian just to deal with this issue. Your veterinarian will be a good resource for information about feeding your dog because he or she understands the balance between getting enough calories in your dog to keep it active and happy, and still having it lose weight. These average weights can lull an owner into a false sense of security, whereas the owner should be judging the dog’s condition based on the amount of fat cover over the dog’s ribs and the shape of the dog.