Overall the piece consists of both a problem and a solution. In this case the problem identified is the growing trend of overweight and obese dogs and cats. The problem is then given a solution, which in this case is ways to prevent your dog or cat from becoming obese to begin with, or ideas for helping them reduce weight. Ideas encouraged include certain goals for daily exercise for pets as well as ideas on better food and eating habits for your pet. These ideas include avoiding various foods and treats.

Key Takeaways:

  • Pet owners often deal with some significant challenges with the animal. Pet obesity can affect both dogs and cats, which comes with costly vet bills.
  • Pet owners have filed over a million claims through their insurance agencies. That is related to dog and cat obesity that these owners have faced in time.
  • There are steps owners can take to prevent that problem from happening in time. They need to stay proactive and deal with some common solutions to vet bills as well.

“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.”

Read more: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2018/04/07/pet-obesity-continues-to-rise.aspx