You may think your pet is just a bit cuddly, but is your pet overweight or obese? The difference has staggering implications on their health.
The likelihood of
your pet suffering one or more of the life changing afflictions associated with being overweight increases
further if they are in the obese category!
How to tell if your pet is overweight or obese
An overweight a pet is up to 15% heavier than the
optimal weight for species, breed, sex and age. An overweight pet will show an
increase in fat over the ribs, a slightly rounded abdomen, flank folds hanging
down with a moderate amount of fat visible and a noticeable jiggle when
An obese pet is more than 15% heavier than the
optimal weight. The animal’s ribs and backbone are not easily felt under a
heavy fat covering. A rounded abdomen makes the wait less visible to absent,
and prominent flank folds which sway when walking are evident.
Whether your pet is overweight or obese, your pet needs you
to make a change for them today.
You don’t have to do it alone.
Still not sure where to start? Many vet practices run free
nurse clinics and will be able to help you to weigh your cat or dog, advise of
your pet’s optimal weight, set achievable targets and provide motivation and
Or join our FREE diet club today! Joining our Diet Club
entitles you to free specialised and personalised advice from our registered
Veterinary Nurse and holder of the Certificate in Canine and Feline Veterinary
Health Nutrition, Ness Bird. Ness will be with you every step of the way,
ensuring the necessary steps are taken to get your pet back down to their ideal