How Obesity Affects Your Pet's Health
Obesity negatively affects ALL body systems; It’s associated with hormonal and metabolic changes, along with the additional accumulation of adipose (fat) tissue that can be problematic all by itself
Diseases caused/exacerbated by extra body weight:
- Type 2 Diabetes (weight loss can = reversal!)
- High blood pressure
- Breathing problems (especially in brachycephalic dogs like pugs and bulldogs)
- Kidney disease
- Shortened life expectancy
- Heart disease
- Cancers—especially intra-abdominal types
Heavy pets interact with their families less and are aren’t as playful! :(
Their lethargy can mask illnesses—can be shrugged off as their “normal laziness”
Obese cats are 4 times more likely to develop diabetes!
PREVENTION is much easier than treatment!!