Free Pet Weight Clinics for Dogs and Cats
If you think that your dog or cat maybe overweight, it is important to get them checked out straight away.
Overweight pets can suffer from a range of health issues including: osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Obesity can also lead to physical and emotional distress and overall reduce the life expectancy of your pet. A major study published in 2002 [Effects of diet restriction on life span and age-related changes in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2002 May 1;220(9):1315-20.] showed feeding 25% less calories led to later onset of diseases and longer survival. 45% of reduced-calorie Labradors survived to 12 years old compared to 4% of ad-lib fed Labradors. Therefore the sooner you take action to help your pet lose weight the better chance it has of having a longer, healthier life.