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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 12, 2022, is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, sponsored by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

On the association’s website, you’ll find an especially useful “Tools and Resources” section featuring guidelines to help you determine if your pet is overweight or obese, ideal weight ranges for popular dog and cat breeds, daily caloric needs for dogs and cats, and instructions to promote weight loss in dogs and cats.

To put pet obesity in human perspective, the association’s “Pet Weight Loss Translator” presents charts to compare your pet’s weight to the average weight of a man or woman.

For a 5-minute video overview of the impact of obesity on your pet, we encourage you to see “Obesity and Your Pet” from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Let Us Help!

If your pet is overweight or obese, the Brownsburg Animal Clinic team is eager to help you help your pet achieve a healthy weight. Ask your veterinarian to recommend the best approach to addressing this critically important aspect of your pet’s health and wellbeing.