The Growing Waistlines of Our Pets
Like many Americans, many of our pets have an expanding waistline. A survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) show some scary statics. 54% of the nation’s pets are overweight or obese.
This equals 93 million pets. Crazy as that is, apparently we not notice our pets unhealthy weight. 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners think their pet is normal weight, while a veterinarian would classify their pet as overweight.
These overweight pets are developing more and more health problems, including osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, breathing problems, kidney disease ans shortened life spans. It is our responsible to take care of our pets, we choice what to feed them and how much, lets choice better healthier.