Obesity in Pets: Something Every Pet Owner Should Take Seriously

obesity in petsAfter back-to-back holidays, many of us may be letting out that waistline and thinking about a diet plan in the new year. Our concern about extra weight and its perils isn’t unfounded; obesity is in the headlines as a serious epidemic in our country and, not surprisingly, our pets are catching up with us!

Obesity in pets isn’t something we used to worry about. For many animals, their lives were spent outside, working on the farm or guarding property. More recently, and for many good reasons, pets are now being seen as part of the family, which inevitably includes being privy to more food and treats than ever before. Unfortunately, there are big problems with pets packing on the pounds.