Did you know that obesity in pets is a major issue? 93 million dog and cats are considered overweight or obese. 55% of the cats in the US are considered overweight or obese--that's around 47 million cats--and 53% of the dogs in the US are considered overweight or obese--that's around 41 million dogs!
Staying active and healthy is just as important to our pets as it is to us. Obesity can lead to many weight related diseases. It's important to talk with your vet about your specific pet's needs and develop a plan to keep your pet healthy.
Purina has started a great interactive program for pet owners called Project: Pet Slim Down, to help your pet lose weight for a happier and healthier life. The site is full of tools, tips and information for both you and your pet to live a happy healthier lifestyle.
If you're looking for some great ways to keep your pet active indoors and out--both physically and psychologically--check out the Janurary 2013 issue of the KAR Friends eNewsletter.
Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)