Think twice about handing Fido or Fluffy that table scrap. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 55% of dogs and 53% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. In real numbers, that equates to 93 million pets nationwide. Here are some simple tips for controlling your pet’s weight from Lucy Postins of Honest Kitchen.
It’s In The Ribs
Check to see if your pet is at an ideal body weight. The ribs should easily be felt and your dog or cat should have a defined waist. Be sure not to compare your pup to his pack of friends at the dog park as a staggering number of pets in the US are overweight or obese.