Did you know a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds and a 14 pound cat is equivalent to a 237 pound man? An estimated 53% of dogs and 58% of cats in the United states are considered overweight or obese.
There are many risks of excess weight in pets, including osteoarthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and respiratory disease, cruciate ligament injury, kidney disease, cancer, and decreased life expectancy.
Diet and exercise are the mainstays of weight loss in overweight pets. Brentwood Veterinary Clinic carries weight loss diets such as Hill’s Metabolic, Hill’s r/d, Hill’s w/d. We also carry joint supplements, such as Dasuquin, to help pets that have already developed osteoartthritis.
Go to this site for more info. http://petobesityprevention.org/