An organization focused on pet health is seeking information from dog and cat owners regarding their pets’ weight. They are working to make the lives of these creatures a little bit healthier.
The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says 54% of dogs are overweight or obese and 58% of cats are too heavy. In view of Pet Obesity Awareness Day, Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the association is conducting a survey.
Click here to take the survey, which consists of 20 questions about your pet’s food, his or her weight, and what your veterinarian does to offer support.
The association outlined a list of primary risks connected with excess weight in pets. Those include:
- Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart and Respiratory Disease
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury
- Kidney Disease
- Many Forms of Cancer
- Decreased life expectancy (up to 2.5 years)