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Do You Know If Your Pet Is Overweight?

Today is #NationalPetObesityAwarenessDay. An estimated 59 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention!

A few extra pounds of weight on your cat or dog could cause hip and joint issues, breathing problems, diabetes and other health ailments.

If you suspect that your pet may be a “little fluffy,” it’s a good idea to start monitoring what they are eating – food, treats, snacks, chews, table scraps, etc. Then consider starting a sensible weight loss program.

{Ask us about choosing a balanced diet with ingredients that can help naturally solve your pet’s weight issues as well as ideas to get your pet up and moving!}

Here are some modifications to get your pet started on its way to a slimmer waistline:

  • Monitor the K/cal per cup of kibble.
  • Follow the “quality, not quantity” rule for treats.
  • Remind your two-legged pack members not to share their food.
  • Add extra walk and play time each day; toss around a favorite toy or use a laser light to add excitement.