As pet moms and dads, we value keeping our furry family members happy and safe. One of the best ways to care for your pup is to maintain a healthy weight.
Signs Of Obesity
Veterinarians warn that obesity in pets is more common than you think. Too much weight gain has severe consequences, leading to life-threatening conditions including heart failure, arthritis or cancer. Here are some ways to tell if your pet is overweight and how to prevent future health issues:
- Keep an eye on your pet’s appearance. If you can’t see the outline of their ribs and hipbones, that may mean they are overweight.
- Listen for breathing problems like excessive wheezing and panting.
- Lack of energy or disinterest in playing is a sign of obesity.
- Check with your veterinarian. He or she will know your pet’s medical history and the recommended weight for your pet’s breed.
As much as our pups love treats, remember to give them these snacks in moderation. An active lifestyle also helps your pet lose weight and stay in shape. Pets thrive with a routine. Maintaining a fitness regimen ensures your pets stay a healthy weight. They will perk up, too!
We Are Here To Help
We are here to help you as you help maintain a healthy weight for your pets. Serving more than 20,000 pets throughout the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, PetWow has offered top-notch animal care since 1998. Call or schedule an appointment with us today at 513-738-9691 or email [email protected] For more pet care tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or LinkedIn!