ROLL OVER? FAT CHANCE
WHY IS WEIGHT SUCH AN ISSUE?
Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue. Being overweight can seriously affect your pet’s long-term health and well-being because it can put your pet at risk for developing some serious medical conditions. Unfortunately, when a pet is overweight or obese it no longer is a question of “if” your pet will develop a condition secondary to the excess weight but “how soon and how serious!” Some of the most common disorders associated with excess weight include…
Arthritis, joint and mobility problems
Increased frequency of joint injuries
High blood pressure
Skin and coat problems
Anal gland problems
Ulcers / pressure sores
Overweight and obese pets usually have shorter lives than fitter pets. Overweight pets also tend to interact less with their families.