More than one-third of Dogs may be Obese-National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
Today we are highlighting National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. According to the CDC, more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
Veterinarians are noticing a corresponding increase in the prevalence of dog obesity according to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. The health conditions associated with dog obesity negatively impact the quality of life and longevity for our overweight canine companions and dramatically increase the cost of their veterinary care. We have seen estimates that up to 50% of dogs are overweight and that vet and extra food costs could be as high as $8 billion.
Seize the moment like Fit Dog Mabel – Get out and get active with your dog today! You both win.
Fit Dogs Rock and live longer happier healthier lives.
Here are our 10 great ways to get active with your dog http://www.talenthounds.ca/health/10-great-ways-to-get-active-with-your-dog/
And check out our story on weight loss with a great recipe for Skinny Muttloaf http://www.talenthounds.ca/health/weight-loss-for-dogs/
Don’t be a statistic, be pro-active. Help your dog live a better life through diet and exercise, plus get fitter yourself. Check out tips, facts, apps and a cool infographic from our friends at Slim Doggy. Join the survey and find more tips and tools at The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention to help with diet, portion control and food choices.