Pet obesity awareness month officially launched.
This month main
veterinarians and clinics have teamed up together for a common cause – Obesity
risk awareness in Cats and Dogs. The
main cause of the campaign is to educate pet owners about the importance of
maintaining healthy cats and dogs that meet their ideal body weight thanks to
adequate health nutrition and exercise.
This is extremely important to prevent other serious problems that lead
to respiratory problems, heart disease,
high blood pressure, cancer and more. A
full list of the participating clinics can be found at www.borg-cardona.com
or provided by email upon request sent to email mentioned further down.
What does the term obesity
Obesity can be defined
as an excess of body fat that is enough to impair health, welfare and quality
of life. It can affect all types of pet, and the main cause is from eating too
much or not exercising enough, although some diseases can also cause
obesity. Obesity is generally 20-25 per
cent above ideal bodyweight.