According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an extra 3 pounds on a 15-pound Boston Terrier is the equivalent to 30 pounds on a 150-pound person! And a recent study shows that pet obesity is getting worse. Obese dogs and cats can suffer from heart disease, a reduced life span, ruptured cruciate ligaments, labored or difficulty breathing, fatigue/exercise intolerance, greater risk for heat stroke/heat exhaustion, greater susceptibility to fatty liver disease, diabetes, and osteoarthritis.
The growing pet obesity epidemic has caused all of us here at Pet Dominion to become advocates for lowering the statistics. Nationwide, 55% of cats and 53% of dogs fall into the overweight or obese category. This is why we’re tackling this problem year-round, but we renewed our commitment to your pet’s healthy weight goals during National Pet Obesity Day this past Wednesday. A day is not enough to combat this serious health concern. We’re continuing our partnership with Purina’s Project Pet Slim Down, but this year, we have a brand-new tool: Purina Certified Weight Coaches on staff to help you achieve a healthy weight for your pet through diet and exercise. Here’s what you can count on from us:
- Free weight evaluations with one of our certified, trained technicians
– Money-saving coupons on Purina’s specially-formulated weight loss OM diet
– A free healthy weight gift bag for every dog & cat who comes for an evaluation
– Continued “cheer-leading” and support from our certified weight coaches with follow-up phone calls and weigh-ins to ensure your pet is achieving his/her healthy weight goal
All you need to do is to make an appointment with one of our techs by calling 301-258-0333. For more information on Purina’s Project Pet Slim Down, click here. Let’s work together to give our pets longer, healthier lives.