Archives for Pet Obesity

Obesity: Don’t Love Your Pet to Death!

Does your pet seem to be putting on some weight? While being a few pounds overweight isn’t typically a reason for concern for humans, for a pet, it is. Dogs and cats obviously weigh much less than a full-grown human, so a cat that’s just two pounds overweight is the equivalent of a grown man being 30 pounds overweight. This extra weight can quickly lead to obesity, putting a pet at risk for a number of potentially serious health problems. Over time, excess weight can even shorten their lifespan. In the U.S., 52% of dogs and 57% of cats are
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