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|Leaner Pets Live Healthier Lives|
Leaner Pets Live Healthier Lives
Obesity is the number one nutritional disorder among dogs and cats. If your pet is just 10% over their ideal body weight (that may mean 1 lb. for a 10 lb. cat), they can be at risk for developing serious medical conditions. Overweight pets are more prone to certain health conditions including lameness, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and skin problems.
So, how do you get and keep your pet on a healthy track? It is important to consult your veterinarian before beginning any weight reduction program. Your veterinarian can show you how to determine your pet’s body condition and set a goal for weight loss if appropriate. Your veterinarian can recommend a diet designed for weight loss and to suggest appropriate amounts to feed. Once you and your veterinarian have established a weight loss plan, these tips and resources can help you stay on course: