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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
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management formulas offer a low calorie and low fat, high protein to support lean muscle during weight loss, fiber which helps satisfy their appetite and is a complete and balanced formula for adult cats.
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