I know this problem well, I had two cats and one dog, two were fat. The tom cat never gained a pound but my female dog and cat were over weight. All were fixed so they couldn't reproduce and I think that might of had something to do with it but Tiger, tomcat, wasn't fat.Do you own a portly pooch or a corpulent kitty? Unfortunately, the answer in the United States is all too likely to be yes.
Fat Pets A Growing Problem As 1 In 4 American Dogs And Cats Declared Overweight
If I put my dog on a diet I was the only one to lose weight. If she didn't get enough in her bowl she was after me for my food. It was so hard to look in her big begging eyes and say no, so I shared. I couldn't even hide from her to eat a banana, she must of smelled it and be scratching on the closet door. Yes I was a closet banana eater.
The same thing happened when I would try to put Sally, my cat, on a diet except she took Tigers food and he lost weight. So its hard to make an animal lose weight especially if they come in the house. Since so many people keep their pets indoors I bet the vast majority of fat pets is house pets. Really doesn't surprise me one in four is fat.
By the way today is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.
How about your pets?