| With summer just around the corner get your pet into shape by giving them food and treats that are nutritious and delicious! Many pet owners believe that healthy food means bland food; however, that's not the case. There are many treats available for dogs and cat's that taste great and are low in calories. |
It's estimated that over 35% of all dogs and 40% of all cats are obese. If your pet is overweight there are steps that you can take to help them. A healthy diet, regular veterinarian visits and plenty of exercise are essential to helping your pet extend his life. For dogs' the primary cause of obesity is over eating and a lack of exercise.
No matter what the cause the first step in helping your overweight pet is to take your pet to their veterinarian. Before placing your pet on a diet it's important to make sure they are healthy. Ruling out digestive and stomach problems can help ensure that you place your pet on a diet that will work. The second step is to examine your pet's diet. If you find that you tend to give your pet too many treats or tend to over fill their food bowl it's time to cut back.