Obesity is a prevalent condition that can adversely affect your pet’s health. It has been estimated that 59% of cats and 54% of dogs are overweight.1
While gaining a few pounds may not make a difference to a human body, adding a few pounds to a dog or cat’s body can add a lot of stress to bones and organs—or even exacerbate medical conditions. Feeding your dog or cat to achieve and maintain an ideal body condition can help support a long and healthy life.
1 (2018) Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Retrieved from https://petobesityprevention.org/
FOUR SLIM DOWN STEPS
- Follow your veterinarians recommendations
- Use your measuring cups for portions
- Do not exceed the daily amount. Don’t share your food. Play with your pet instead
- Treats should be <10% of your pets daily caloric intake. Don’t give into begging
- Set short-term measurable goals – i.e. Increase activity by 10 minutes/day
- Make your pet work – have them earn their treats by having them do tricks before rewarding with a treat
- Schedule regular weigh-ins
- Monitor your Body Condition System™ (BCS) measurements as per your Veterinarian, refer to your Pet Parent Data Information sheet & Diet History sheet to stay on track
- Overweight Management® products have a high protein to calorie ratio to promote fat loss and help maintain lean body mass. Visit proplanveterinarydiets.ca to keep informed of new product information
- Stick with the program to see results!