Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Pet Care - Veterinary Tips
Many pets are above their ideal weight and the majority of research shows that being overweight can shorten the lives of your precious pets.
The causes of weight gain can be overfeeding, feeding too many table scraps and treats, lack of exercise, and age (older, less active pets are prone to weight gain).
Weight loss will improve your pet’s appearance and health as well as his enjoyment and length of life:
• Feed a low-calorie high-fiber food formulated for weight reduction.
• Divide the total amount of food to be fed each day into 3 or 4 smaller meals.
• Exercise your pet regularly if recommended by your veterinarian.
*** Always check with your Veterinarian about feeding and weight control for your pet.