Overweight, Obese Pets it's an Epidemic


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At least half of America’s dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Now, is the time to get out and walk more with your dog (a backyard typically doesn’t do the trick – unless dogs play with one another, or you interact in the yard with the dog with a ball or Frisbee disc, for example). Cats can be exercised too!

Past American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) President Dr. Mark Russak talks about just some of the various health risks associated with pets being overweight or obese.

Russak explains at the American Animal Hospital Association Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats provides accurate information to pet owners regarding weight management. Be proactive by checking out these Guidelines, preventing the big problem in the first place.

AAHA’s website is a great source of information on a myriad of topics for pet owners.