Begging for a Bite of Holiday Dinner?
It's the holiday season again, and we all know what that means--lots of delicious foods and parties with family and friends! Gaining "holiday pounds' is also a concern for your dogs and cats! Research has shown that--like a lot of us-- pets are more likely to gain weight during the holiday season than at any other time of the year. We all know how hard it is to say no to those big, pleading eyes!
People will often think "oh, a bite or two surely won't hurt," but "just a bite or two" really adds up when it's given multiple times a day for a couple of weeks. Obesity is the medical problem we see most often in cats and dogs. A few extra pounds not only affects your pet's mobility and activity level, but can also lead to increased risks of diabetes, arthritis, cancers, skin issues, urinary tract problems, and heart disease. All of these negative effects of obesity can shorten your pet's life span.
It can be hard to tell if your pet is overweight since, just like humans, body types and sizes vary greatly. Additionally, a good amount of extra fat is hidden, unseen, around internal organs. That's where we come in! We can help determine if your pet overweight and can help make an individual weight-loss plan. Call us today to schedule an appointment! We want you share many, many more holidays with your furry family members!!