Walking the paths of Peachtree City, it is readily apparent that there are a lot of overweight dogs. A recent study of pet obesity showed the following results:
- 35% of dogs and 32.1% of cats were overweight.
- 20.6% of dogs and 21.6% of cats were obese (great than 30% above their ideal weight).
- Overall, 55.6% of dogs and 53.7% of cats were either overweight or obese.
- 6.7% of cats and 2.5% of dogs were classified as “thin”.
- No cats in the study were found to be “underweight” while 0.26% of dogs were underweight.
Primary Risks of Excess Weight in Pets:
- 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)
Need more information about your pet’s weight and weight loss strategies?
- Visit www.petobesityprevention.com for information about ideal pet weight ranges, pet calorie needs and other useful information.
- Call or email our office to ask about pet weight loss strategies and diet.