The latest survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention revealed that 55% of dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight, each equals around 80 million pets. And just like people, overweight pets are at a higher risk for health issues and have a decreased life expectancy – up to 2.5 years!
How to tell if your pet is overweight:
What to do if you suspect your pet is overweight:
Visit your vet for an evaluation to eliminate possibility of underlying medical condition and determine appropriate weight loss program to include food and exercise.
Change responses to begging for food
Weight loss program will likely take 6-8 months on average. For additional information click here.
For information about adopting the puppy Snickers, go to the Clackamas County Dog Services webpage.