Weighing in on Pet Obesity – Awareness is Key

“Did you realize a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds and a 14 pound cat is equivalent to a 237 pound man? Did you consider that a 90 pound female Labrador retriever is equal to a 186 pound 5’ 4” female or 217 pound 5’ 9” male or a fluffy feline that weighs 15 pounds (DSH) is equal to a 218 pound 5’ 4” female or 254 pound 5’ 9” male?”

Use these weight equivalent charts to determine how much your pet weighs compared to an average adult human male or female (click on breed/gender to view the charts).

October 12th is National Pet Obesity day.  A day marked just as a little reminder that we may not think much of giving our pet a few extra treats sometimes but it can definitely add up.  

Having an overweight pet can lead to much worse medical conditions such as diabetes and osteoarthritis.  It also can be harder to tell if an animal is overweight because of how different their body shapes are.  

An in shape pet is a happy pet! Give us a call or email to schedule a nutrition consultation.

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