Maybe you believe that pet obesity is something impossible, but it is a common problem. According to one study, 40% of cats and dogs in the US have overweight or obesity problem. According to Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, these numbers are even worse. Another study found that 44% of dogs are overweight, including 10% of those who are obese. The situation with cats is even more severe. 50% of them are overweight, including 17% who are obese. This study included 870 animals from 95 U.S. vet clinics.
This is an outgoing problem. Unless pet owners change their lifestyle and lifestyle of their pets, we will see more and more cats and dogs with these problems. Many veterinarians don’t like to talk about this. The main problems are: pet owners don’t pay enough attention to their pet’s diet and they don’t provide them enough physical activity. For example, a cat or a dog, that live is a small apartment and his owner don’t have enough free time to spend with him, have high chances to gain weight.
The solutions for these problems are simple. The first thing a pet owner must do is to use pet’s food in an amount that is recommended for their pet. In order to determine the right amount of food your pet need, you must take into account pets age, weight, and species. The second part of the solution is to take a pet on a walk, as often as you can. Dogs like to run, but they like to run and play with other pets even more. So, find a person with whom you can take dogs into a walk and let them play. With cats, you can play in your apartment.