Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 10 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention in 2017, 56% of dogs and 60% of cats were obese. That means an estimated 50.2 million dogs and 56.5 million cats are above a healthy weight. Carrying excess weight reduces the quality of life of a pet and reduces his lifespan by 2 or more years.

Loving pet owners need to seriously consider their pet's diet and the frequency and type of exercise. It is important to check with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate weight of your pet and to receive a recommended diet and exercise program.

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