Is your pet carrying a few extra kilos?

Don’t be ashamed, 41% of dogs and 32% of cats in Australia are overweight or obese and this number is increasing.

Obesity in your pet causes:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Dental disease
  • Diabetes
  • And more!!

The factors contributing to obesity are age, breed, reproductive status, activity level, diet and amount of food provided. Obesity is more common in desexed female dogs and male cats.

Ways to prevent or treat obesity include:

  • Increase activity levels
  • Reduce food intake using a food which is high in fibre to prevent hunger setting in
  • In the long term, provide balanced nutrition
  • Ask for FREE advice from the vet nurses at 4 Paws – they are experts in pet nutrition and are happy to help you get your pet’s weight under control

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