- March 31st, 2012
Obesity is on the rise… for your pets. The 5th annual veterinary survey showed that an astonishing 53 percent of dogs and 55 percent of cats are categorized as overweight or obese according to their veterinarians. That equals about 88 million pets that are in need of diet and exercise. What’s true for humans is also true for your pets.
- June 1st, 2008
We laugh about our fat cats, but it’s no joke that 45 percent of cats in the US are overweight or obese, and that the incidence of feline diabetes has increased fivefold in the last 30 years. Like their tubby human counterparts, cats gain weight because of lack of exercise and a poor diet, and those extra pounds can lead to diabetes, liver disease, heart and renal failure, and arthritis.By Nora Simmons