Obesity is now one of the biggest pet disease categories in the world!
The food your pet eats plays an important part in his or her overall health and well-being. Eating too much food combined with lack of exercise, will cause your pet to become overweight, and this increases the risk of conditions such as:
• Heart Disease
• Breathing problems
Compared to healthy weight pets, overweight and obese pets are at an increased risk of serious diseases for example:
• Overweight cats are 49% more affected by Urinary disease and 27% more affected by Arthritis.
• Overweight dogs are 68% more affected by Athritis, 48% more affected by Diabetes Mellitus and 51% more affected by Cancer.
If your pet is over weight to may notice some of the following signs: • The ribs cannot be easily be felt
• Loss of an obvious waist
• Collar needs loosening
• Difficulty in walking/exercise intolerance
• Slow movement
• Shortness of breath
• Bad Temper
• Sleeping more than usual
Did you know that feeding a 10kg dog just one biscuit is equivalent in calories to a human eating 1 burger, Giving 1 glass of milk to a 5kg cat is the equivalent in calories to a human eating 6 large muffins.