Weight management is an important part of your pet's well-being. Being overweight is dangerous for your pet. Besides interfering with their activities, being overweight increases the chances that your cat or dog will develop health problems such as diabetes, digestive problems and high blood pressure.
What are the signs that my pet is overweight?
Overweight pets become out of breath more quickly and are often tired. They may lack energy and find it hard to perform certain activities such as climbing stairs. They'll also have a different physique. You won't feel their ribs when you touch them and their collar or harness will be tighter. If you notice these signs, we recommend that you make an appointment so that we can determine the cause. It may be something other than being overweight and shouldn't be allowed to deteriorate.
What can I do to keep my pet from becoming overweight?
The first thing is to make sure your pet gets daily exercise. Diet is another key factor in managing your pet's weight. It's important to choose the right food for their needs and to always give them the right amount of food. You should also make sure not to give them too many treats, which are often very fatty and can keep them from maintaining a healthy weight.