It is estimated that 1/3 of dogs and over 1/2 of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. We love giving our pets treats and sharing our favorite foods with our four-legged friends, however, pet obesity can have serious health affects. The table below shows the most common consequences we see in overweight dogs and cats.
(Source Top 5 Clinical Consequences of Obesity by Deborah Linder, DVM)
1. Poor quality and quantity of life
3. Intervertebral disk disease
4. Subclinical conditions (high cholesterol, etc.)
5. Cardiorespiratory effects
2. Urinary disease
4. Subclinical conditions
5. Poor quality and quantity of life
Excess weight is easier to prevent than to remove, but we can help your formulate a diet and exercise plan to get the extra pounds off your pet to promote a long and healthy life! Call to schedule an appointment or consultation today.