April is Active Dog Month
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Do you notice that Rover is getting a little rotund? Or your pet is eating all of his food and still wanting more? Humans are not the only ones who struggle with weight gain. Our pets put on weight also. Although the pounds somehow look a little cuter on our fur-friends, the consequences are just as harmful as they are for humans.
October 14th is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. This day is dedicated to educating everyone about the dangers that extra weight can pose to the health of our beloved pets. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that nearly 56 percent of dogs and almost 60 percent of cats in the United States are clinically overweight or obese6.
The best person to talk to about your pet’s weight is your veterinarian. If you are looking at your pet, you should:
Obesity poses many of the same health risks for dogs and cats as it does for humans.
If you think your pet could stand to shed a few pounds, help him lose the weight with these tips.
In addition to regular walks and a healthy diet, you can make sure your pet has regular vet visits and proper medical care.
Here at PetFirst1, we know accidents and illnesses happen to all pets. PetFirst Pet Insurance1 can help cover unexpected vet visits2 and can provide peace of mind. PetFirst Pet Insurance1 has cat and dog insurance policies2 to fit every budget.
Consider getting pet insurance for your furry friend today.
1PetFirst Healthcare, LLC (“PetFirst Pet Insurance” or “PetFirst”) is the program administrator authorized to offer and administer pet health insurance policies underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company, with its main office at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, or New Hampshire Insurance Company or The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, each with its main administrative office at 500 West Madison Street, Suite 3000 Chicago, IL 60661. For costs, complete details of coverage, and a listing of approved states, please contact PetFirst Healthcare, LLC.
2Like most insurance policies, insurance policies offered by PetFirst Healthcare, LLC contain certain exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, and terms for keeping them in force.