How to Tell If Your Pet Is Obese plus a Giveaway from #Purina #Ad

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I don’t know if you realize it, but more than half of all dogs and cats in the United States are considered to be overweight or obese (according to the Pet Obesity Prevention Association). Unfortunately, many pet owners don’t even realize their pet has a weight problem.

Fortunately, weight is a condition that can be managed with a low calorie, low fat diet fed at the right amount, combined with adopting some healthy habits. Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets can provide you with information on how to properly assess your dog or cat’s weight, and offer healthy living tips for your pets.

Pet obesity is not only very concerning, it’s also very dangerous as it can lead to other health problems such as:

  • Hearth Disease
  • Increased Blood Pressure
  • Osteoarthritis and other joint disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Decreased mobility

So, what are some signs that obesity may be a problem for your pet?  It’s actually pretty easy.  If you cannot feel their ribs, it is time to take action.  If their belly is rounded when viewed from the side it’s time to take action.  If you can’t see a waist when viewed from above, it’s time to take action.

What can you do to help your pet have a healthier life/

  • Create a nutrition plan with your veterinarian to help get your pet to their ideal condition
  • Limit treat intake, shower pet with attention instead of high-calorie treats or table scraps
  • Get moving – daily exercise is key to your pet’s health
  • Remember to measure each serving of food before you give it to your pet
  • Try an interactive feeder that required effort for your pet to get food

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Summer
4 years ago

We are all a proper weight here! Boodie has what they call a “cobby” body, so she is a little more rounded than Binga and me, but at her latest senior wellness checkup, the vet thought she was just fine.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

We’re working on Ashton’s weight now. It’s hard when Pierre won’t eat enough and Ashton wants to eat every time he gets anything. Managing weight in multi-cat households is a challenge!

Fur Everywhere
4 years ago

I know that poor Lita is overweight. You and I have talked about it before. I want to get her exercising once her asthma is being managed better with the Flovent. She really loved playing with the Neko Fly in the past, so hopefully she’ll be excited about it again. I definitely worry about her.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
4 years ago

Brian, it’s a service you bring and in a pleasant way! Love you.

McGuffy's Reader
4 years ago

Important post. We rely on our vets. It is critical to have a close relationship between you, your furkid, and your vet. Treats, diets, etc. should all be vet approved. Health concerns need to be caught early and monitored, including weight. Thanks for this.

Marg
4 years ago

That does look like great food. I am sure going to ask my vet if they have it. I would love to try it on LG. She is really fat but it is hard to feed her less since everyone around her is eating lots. Great review Brian and glad you put that on here. You all have a great day and stay cool.

Emma
4 years ago

Cat bro Bert battles with his weight, but the past couple years he has been doing pretty well keeping it in check.

Pat Hatt
4 years ago

We are good and skinny as we run about each day. Plus the food gets hidden at night so we don’t eat each others, that helps lol

Sammy
4 years ago

I lost a lot of weight before I was diagnosed with the thyroid issue AND even now, after taking meds almost a year, I’m still slim and trim. Turns out it has helped my arthritis a lot so not having all that strain on my legs has meant longer walks with my Mom!!

Hugs, Sammy

Sailor Edgar
4 years ago

Fortunately, neither of our kitties is overweight…useful information, though.

Ellen Pilch
4 years ago

I have a few kitties that would benefit from this food.

Annie
4 years ago

Oh dear. Those signs sound a little like they’re describing Annie. Annie is with Gracie: Who you calling obese!

We’re doing portion control and it’s helping but we may need to look into something like this.

Tamago
4 years ago

Great post! Rounded belly is cute, but that is not good!

Emma and Buster
4 years ago

Who you calling fat, says Buster!

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4 years ago

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Sherri-Ellen T-D.
4 years ago

Berry good post there Brian! LadyMum says mee iss at mee opteemum weight>>>sumwhere around 11benty poundss…..
Beecause of thee IBS mee iss eating low fat an proteen/moderate calorie kibbull an wet food. Mee DOES eat Blue Wilderness Flakey Tuna fur nite time snack…
An shee countss thee Greeniess Treetss dailee…sum dayss she drops one an can not find it…
Mee doess tho’, mew mew mew….
***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxx

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
4 years ago

Well, we know very well about the whole low fat diet thing. Poor Ciara has such a limited diet and now with this latest medicine change, she is going to be hungrier than ever. We wish we could wave a magic wand and make all obesity issues go away.

Woos – Ciara and Lightning

Pretinha
4 years ago

Eu tenho duas gatas que estão acima do peso.

The Swiss Cats
4 years ago

Great information ! We’re all at the right weight here. Purrs

jansfunnyfarm
4 years ago

Not us! We would never call you obese! You’re too pretty.

Annabelle
4 years ago

Our Mr Jinx is the only one who may be a little on the heavy side. But we don’t like to tell him that, we just say he is big boned!

Noodle
4 years ago

Well, in my head I’m thin and trim…does that count?
Maybe I should try some of that food.
Have a super Thursday…

Noodle and crew

Cathy Keisha
4 years ago

That is a gorgeous pic of Gracie. [check spelling]. So glad they have wet food cos no cat ever lost weight with dry food. Chizzy was an unhealthy 25 lbs and he was on a kibble diet.

Nellie
4 years ago

Sometimes its tough to get a handle on what pets eat. Having special foods is really helpful!
Gracie, yous looks marvelous darling!
Kisses
Nellie