January is Weight Loss Awareness Month

January is Weight Loss Awareness Month

January is Weight Loss Awareness Month

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of adult dogs and 55% of cats in the US are obese or overweight. That number is likely similar here in Canada.

Arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, certain cancers, heart and respiratory disease, and other problems may occur if your pet is overweight or obese.

That also means there is a greater chance of having to visit us under emergency or urgent care situations so it’s important to keep your pet’s weight in check.

Smaller dog breeds tend to be more overweight, with pugs topping the list of dogs that are overweight.

And since it’s Weight Loss Awareness Month, it’s a good time to have your pet in to see your family veterinarian to determine if your pet is at a healthy weight.

If your pet is overweight or obese, your veterinarian can provide guidance to help your pet reach a healthy weight for its breed so they can be a happy and healthy member of your family for years to come.

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