Amid growing concerns over the health implications of being overweight or obese, increasing efforts are being made across the United Kingdom to effectively eradicate the problem. A general lack of exercise and poor dietary choices with food and drink consumed on a daily basis are contributing factors towards health problems that can either restrict the comfort and quality of life enjoyed, or prove to be fatal in the long term.
Although general emphasis is primarily focused on the eating habits of humans, animals can also suffer as a result of poor nurturing provided by their owner. Pets, such as cats and dogs, require an adequate quantity and mixture of wet and dry food on a daily basis to provide the nutritional intake required to retain overall health. It is ultimately an owner’s responsibility to look after the wellbeing of their pet and provide it with the quality of life it deserves.
In contrast to human beings, pets can suffer health problems if they are slightly under or overweight as the imbalance in their body structure places considerable strain upon their joints and muscles. Providing a pet with inappropriate food products or greater quantities of wet or dry food than is advised can culminate in owning an overweight or obese animal that is unhappy and unhealthy.
Providing appropriate pet nutrition is vital within the overall care and wellbeing aspect of being an owner. Owners are ultimately responsible for the health and condition of their pet, which are both important within the overall comfort and happiness they exude within a mutual bond.
Pets that are considered overweight or obese can place significant pressure upon their body during regular cognitive functions. The additional pressure can be both uncomfortable and painful on all areas of the body which can restrict overall movements, whether it is regular walking or playful activities. Further problems may include digestive problems and restricted breathing which can be detrimental to overall health and energy levels.
Enforcing pet dieting through the sourcing of specialist food products can ensure pets maintain a healthy weight to not only enjoy a quality of life, but do so in a pain-free and energetic manner.