Pet Obesity in the UK at Crisis Point
Britain is a nation of pet lovers and are spending billions on all kinds of luxury items and treats for their household pets. As a result pampered pets are increasingly becoming Obese Pets, FAT and unhealthy!
Pet obesity in Britain is reaching crisis point and may pet owners are exposing their pets to an early death due to overfeeding.
Last year research by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) revealed…
As with humans obesity can lead to a number of medical conditions including:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart and Respiratory Disease
- Fatty liver Disease
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury
- Kidney Disease
- Many Forms of Cancer
- Decreased life expectancy
Private Pet chefs are even offering gourmet chef prepared menus worthy of a Michelin with mouthwatering dishes including:
- Chicken breast with green beans, carrots, pumpkin, cauliflower, basil, parsley, mint, apple, orange, canola oil, chicken hearts & liver
- Veal with sweet potato, leek, carrots, spinach, parsley, pear, pumpkin seeds oil and veal liver
- Wild salmon and halibut with spinach, broccoli, zucchini, sweet potato, basil, rosemary, mint, seaweed (wakame), lemon & orange
- Buffalo with pumpkin, asparagus, green pepper, cucumber, chives, parsley, cottage cheese, apple, fig, blueberries, seaweed (kelp), walnut oil and buffalo liver
Treating your pet may be hard to resist but restricting your pets diet to a healthy calorific intake is essential to keep them fit and healthy and living a longer life.
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR PET IS OBESE
Five Signs your pet is obese:
- You can no longer feel your pet’s ribs – if you cannot feel your pet ribs easily your pet is overweight
- Your pet is not interested in exercise or struggles to keep up with you when out for walks
- Your pet is more heat intolerant in the summer than they used to be or than other animals
- Your Vet has said your pet is a high risk for surgery
- Your pet is always hungry and searching for food or treats
What to do if your pet is obese
- Visit your veterinarian to check your pets weight and get advice on what is the ideal weight for their size and breed
- Ask your Vet for a diet plan and start immediately
- Start an exercise routine with your pet
- Stop feeding it treats! Give it toys instead!