Apr 07 2017

Pet Obesity is a national epidemic!

According to recent surveys, 59% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight or obese.  Obesity can be prevented by paying attention to meal portions, limiting treats and maintaining adequate exercise.  There may be many reasons why our pets become overweight, and in some cases underlying health conditions such as Cushing’s or hypothyroidism contribute to weight gain.

There are some pet advocates who believe that obesity should be considered pet abuse.  We think that the veterinary community is the best place to get help and information on preventing and treating obesity.  At Capitaland Animal Hospital we believe that we should be a source of support and knowledge for our clients, not a place to feel embarrassed or guilty.  What do you think?

For more information on  identifying, treating and preventing pet obesity, check out http://petobesityprevention.org/

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