How to overcome obesity and lose weight

Obesity is the most common nutritional disorder in companion animals.

Written by KelownaNow with Central Valley Vet Hospital


Though most don’t realize it, obesity is the most common nutritional disorder in companion animals.

An estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs are considered overweight or obese, and as we move into a time of year where we all lower our activity level, this is important to keep in mind for our furry friends.
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While many of us think it’s cute to see a chubby pet, the reality is that obesity can severely affect their health, as well as the longevity and quality of their life. Obesity can cause arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiac disease for our furry friends.

So how can an owner figure out if their furry family member is carrying too much weight? Owners can look to a veterinary Body Condition Score chart, and follow some simple steps.

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