Risks & Side Effects

Just like us, our pets can develop various health problems from being obese. Here are just a few medical conditions and diseases commonly seen in overweight pets:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Ligament Injury
  • Kidney Disease
  • Many Forms of Cancer
  • Behavioral Problems

The quality of life for these roly-poly pets is greatly reduced. They don’t have nearly the same amount of energy of an animal at its ideal weight.

Those animals with an ideal body weight tend to live 15% longer than those that are overweight. Allowing your pet to become obese can take 2 or 3 years off their life.

Not only does allowing your pet to become overweight hinder their health, it can also become a great expense to you. All of those vet bills can quickly add up, especially if your pet contracts one of the health problems listed above. For example, if your pet develops osteoarthritis from their obesity, you will most likely have to pay for blood-work, radiographs, and expensive arthritis drugs. And of course, in the end, euthanasia.

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  • Advanced Auto Body
  • Baxter County Animal Clinic
  • Mountain Home Church of Christ
  • Slone Pet Clinic
  • Town & Country Discount Foods
  • Helaine Taglauer
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