Pet obesity prevention group wants to know if your dog or cat is overweight

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:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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)