Obesity, a plague that also affects dogs and cats
dogs, overweight, obesity On the other side of the Atlantic, overweight and obese Obesity
are not reserved for humans. American pets suffer as well.
20% of dogs and cats affected by obesity
A recent study by the Association for the Prevention of Pet Obesity (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) reveals that 50% of dogs and cats, some 88 million animals, are overweight in the United States. Of these, 20% are obese. Very disturbing numbers
, which tend to prove that animal owners pass on their bad habits to their 4-legged companions. " The result is more distressing from this study is the fact that pet owners are not aware that their animal is overweight
, says APOP founder, Dr. Ernie Ward
Reasons Of this scourge Very often, dogs and cats remain t oute the long day locked up
while their owners are at work. In the evening, their owners do not have the time or the courage to take them to spend... And to this lack of physical activity, is added a very bad diet
. In the bowl of American pets
, it is not uncommon to find the remains of meals directly from fast food. Of course, as in humans, these problems of overweight are very dangerous to health
dogs and cats. Osteoarthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, kidney disease, and reduced life expectancy: many animal ailments are overweight. Overweight also harms the happiness of American canine and feline companions
, who suffer from chronic pain, have trouble moving, can not run or play anymore
A phenomenon that is likely to get worse And this sad phenomenon is likely to increase
over the next few years Estimates indicate that 50% of the American population will be obese by 2030. Dogs and cats will certainly not be spared
And this will not are not the fitness centers for animals, inspired by those welcoming their masters, who will solve this serious problem!