A long winter can often result in a bit more padding around the midsection – and our pets are just as susceptible! Obesity in our pets, unfortunately, has become a serious health threat. In 2018, an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States were overweight or obese. Ouch!
First, it’s important to know how many calories your pet is eating daily. Talk to your veterinarian about how many calories he should be eating and guidelines for a safe weight loss plan. It’s important to take small steps, as “crash” diets can result in serious medical conditions.
If Fido has put on a few pounds this winter, here are some ways to get him active and help him lose weight: [Read more…] about Slimming Down For Spring