There are currently so many animals overweight in the UK, that the majority of people are now unaware what actually constitutes a healthy weight. Whilst podgy pups and chubby kitties may look adorable, if they are overweight, then there is a good chance they are also at risk of many different health issues as well as being more prone to depression and lethargy too, all of which will no doubt reduce a pet’s quality of life.
However, there are plenty of ways to test whether or not your pet is overweight and plenty of ways to remedy such a problem before it is too late. Whilst you may be able to find out about the overall health of your pet by taking them to the vet, there is also a simple test one can carry out at home. By feeling the area around their ribs, you will easily be able to notice whether or not they are carrying too much fat, as if you cannot feel the bones clearly through their fur, then they are likely to be overweight.
If your cat or dog is indeed overweight, finding out what you can do about it is also easy. Not only will your vet be able to give you plenty of information on how to exercise your pet in a more focussed way, but they will also be able to offer information on the very best foods for your pet to eat to ensure that they lose weight in the healthiest possible way.
It is also easy to find such foods online and for those who wish to give their pet the best chance of losing weight easily and healthily, whilst at the same time eating food that they will love, looking at pet health sites will allow you to get access to all the help and resources you need.