If your cat loses an excess of ten percent of its normal body weight, and it is not due to fluid loss, you should be concerned. There are many things that can cause weight loss, including anorexia, the cat's quality of food, and/or chronic disease.
This week in Bark and Purrtect, learn about the new book, The Dieting with My Dog Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance, which focuses on a problem that many shelters face every day: how to help dogs attain their optimum weight while awaiting their forever home.
Today is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. It’s a special day on which we recognize the immense rotundity of America’s household creatures with an eye towards alleviating their unnecessary suffering.
Chubby puppies are adorable and the fatter they are, the cuter they are. However, baby fat stops being cute when it leads to major health concerns.
The maxim of “one for me, one for you” has created a nation in which diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, and respiratory ailments is the norm -- for both people and pets -- and it will have to get better or we could be taking tremendous leaps backward in terms of lifespan and joy of health.
Your pet is overweight, and being the conscientious pet owner, you have made the necessary changes to your pet’s diet and activity levels, but your pet is still overweight. In fact, not only is he still overweight, he seems to be gaining more weight. If diet and exercise are not solving the problem, what else is there?