Weight Management For Pets
Weight management is essential for pets. Obesity can cause a wide range of health issues such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. To give your pet a long and healthy life it is important to help them maintain a healthy weight.
A balanced diet for your pets
Pets require a balanced diet appropriate to their species, age and health. The PDSA Wellbeing report for 2014 showed that too many people are continuing to feed their pets with inappropriate food such as crisps, cakes, cheese, chips, takeaways and other human leftovers. Over 2 million owners are giving treats because their pets beg for them. The pet obesity crisis can only be tackled with a better understanding of the right types of diets for their pets, and will be dependent on owner willpower.
Maintaining a healthy weight is as critically important for pets. A landmark study by Purina completed in 2001 found that maintaining a “lean” dog extended lifespan by 15% and delayed the requirement for long-term medication by 2 years.