Only 10% of owners think their dog or cat is overweight 1
FACTS from studies show that EVERY SECOND DOG AND CAT has a weight problem 2' That's more than 80 million dogs and cats whose quality of life can be improved.
OBESENE DOGS AND CATS MAY BE AT RISK OF THESE CONSEQUENTIAL DISEASES
- Urinary tract disorders
- Abnormal tissue growth (neoplasia)
- Diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance (for cats)
- Pancreatitis (for dogs)
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION
If your dog's or cat's ribs are not only invisible, but also hard to find, on your dog's or cat's sides, it could mean that your dog or cat has a weight problem.
Here are some questions to consider when trying to figure out if weight is affecting their quality of life.
- How does your dog fare on a long walk?
- How is your dog or cat's energy level, high or low?
- Does your dog or cat show signs of pain?
- What food do you give your dog or cat now?
- How much do you think it eats every day?
1 Dr. Ernie Ward. "2014 Pet Obesity Survey" Association for Pet Obesity Prevention 2014.
2 2015 Pet Obesity Study. Association for Pet Obesity Prevention