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5 Simple Ways to Prevent Obesity In Pets (Cats And Dogs)

Is your dog or cat slowly becoming obese? Here are five simple ways to address that concern.

Garfield the cat is perhaps the most popular obese pet. For many people, he’s cute and adorable. It’s a good thing that Garfield is just a comic character because if he was a real cat, I would have really been concerned with his weight.

You see, obese cats like Garfield are more prone to sugar diabetes. They are also more likely to suffer from various ailments as a result of excess weight. And cats aren’t the only ones who are prone to obesity-related health problems. Dogs, too, are equally at that risk.

Aside from diabetes, some of the health problems that may arise due to obesity are:

  • Heat intolerance
  • Hypertension
  • Respiratory problems
  • Liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Poor immune system function
  • Increased risk of cancer

Obviously, you don’t want your cat or dog to suffer from any of these problems. That’s why you should keep in mind the following ways to prevent obesity in cats:

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Threats From Above

We often think of cats chasing and catching birds, but in some cases, smaller cats and kittens can be carried away by a bird of prey, while the same can be true for toy dog breeds and puppies. The obvious solution is to keep them indoors, but there’s also some visual deterrents that help to keep birds away from our yards and property.

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Working as a veterinary technician in Myrtle Beach, I have seen just about everything that can go wrong when you include your dog in your family road trip. I have compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts to help you enjoy your vacation safely with man’s best friend.

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