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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.
Thankfully, October 9, 2019, is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, 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 obese.
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 PetFirst, we know accidents and illnesses happen to all pets. PetFirst is here for every dog and cat. From common colds to more significant health problems, pet insurance can help cover unexpected vet visits.
Pet insurance provides peace of mind that if your pet gets sick or injured, you don’t have to worry about the financial aspect of his treatment. You can just focus on your pet’s care. You can get a free quote today and help provide the best life possible for your pet.
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