17 Aug 5 Risks of Animal Obesity
Obesity is a big problem for cats and dogs. In North America, over 50% middle-aged pets are overweight.
Obesity’s main causes are too much food and not enough exercise. Some other factors have to do with hormones, genetic or consequences of diseases.
Here are 5 risks of animal obesity:
1. Increased risk of heart disease
With extra weight, the heart has to work a lot harder to do its job.
2. Increased risk of arthritis
The extra weight can tire the joints and make it harder for your pet to move comfortably.
3. Breathing, skin and coat problems
Your pet’s general well-being is very affected by obesity.
It is common in overweight cats!
5. Reduction of lifespan of about 2 years
Each year spent with your pet is precious. Why not give it a chance to live longer?