Is Your Pet Overweight?

As many of us know, the importance of managing and watching our own weight is vital to our overall health. Well, it’s just as important to watch our pet’s weight- but many pet owners are overfeeding their pets and contributing to obesity. 

In the past 5 years, the number of overweight cats has increased 90%, and the number of overweight dogs has increased by 37%. Not impressed?Last year, veterinarians at Banfield Pet Hospitals reportedly saw over 2 million dogs and nearly 430,000 cats. “It’s an epidemic,” says Dr. Jeffery Klausner, medical director for Bandfield. 

Although it’s the animals that are overweight, it’s the owners who are directly responsible. It is important for animal owners to schedule routine visits with their vet to check on their pet’s health conditions. 

By visiting the Bregman Vet Group regularly, you could prevent your pet from harmful diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, and kidney disease. 

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