Overweight and obesity are some of the most common health problems in pets. Research in recent years has clearly demonstrated that obesity is a genetic disease in many patients. This disease needs to be taken seriously and should be treated in the same way as conditions like diabetes. You can keep your pet healthy with a special diet and exercise program. Our team is always available to help you keep your pet at a healthy weight.
What are the impacts of obesity on cats and dogs?
An obese pet is at a high risk of developing many other health problems such as:
- Diabetes (especially in cats)
- Liver disorders
- Urinary tract infections
- Respiratory and heart problems
How can I tell if my pet is overweight?
During your pet’s annual checkup, your vet can tell you if they’re overweight. They can then be put on a weight loss program and special diet.