Pet Obesity is on the raise and is taking years off your pets life. Overweight pets require at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity daily. Pet parents are filing pet insurance claims caused by obesity such as Osteoarthitis, Diabetes, Urinary Tract disease, Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Chronic renal disease, Gall Bladder disorder. You can tell if your dog and cat are overweight if you look down at your pet do they have a tapered waist or oval. If its oval, chances are good that they are overweight..
- Everyone loves a plump, cute pet – after all, we see photos of them on social media all the time!
- However, feeding your pet to the point of obesity could harm its health, taking years off of the animal’s life expectancy.
- So, even if you think it’s cute, or if you animal begs for food, resist the urge to overfeed your pet.
“Pet obesity continues to rise for the seventh straight year, according to Nationwide Pet Insurance. In 2017, pet parents filed 1.4 million insurance claims for dog and cat obesity-related conditions and diseases, and racked up over $62 million in veterinary costs. Obesity-related pet insurance claims have increased 24 percent in just the last four years.”