in Addison, Texas
Overweight and obesity are, along with dental disease, are the most common illnesses we find with our dogs and cats. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over half of all dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese. Weight management problems are growing due to increasingly sedentary lifestyles, pet parents who do not have enough time to exercise their companions, overfeeding, feeding inappropriate diets, and giving too many treats and table scraps.
Excess weight puts your pet’s life at risk
The most common health problems related to excess weight include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Respiratory disease
- High blood pressure
- Ligament injury
- Insulin resistance
- Kidney disease
Take control of your pet’s weight management
Dr. Josh will let you know the best types of food for your furry friend and, along with you, will establish a weight management program for your companion that keeps in mind your lifestyle and your companion’s needs. Contact us to request a weight management consultation today and we will gladly help you achieve your goals for your furry family member.