What To Do With A Pet Who Is Overweight
Is Your Pet Overweight?
Momentum Carnivore can help
Let’s say you take your beloved furry friend to the vet for his or her annual checkup and the vet informs you that your pet is overweight. They recommend taking some steps to lose some of the excess weight and send you on your way with some diet tips, but you still feel confused about how to help.
Does this sound familiar? It’s exceedingly common for pets to become overweight. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (1) (2018), 55.8% of adult dogs and 59.5% of cats in the U.S. classified as being either overweight or obese. Being overweight can lead to your pet developing medical conditions that can shorten his/her life if not treated promptly (2).
Surprisingly enough, veterinarians actually don’t recommend simply reducing the amount of food your pet eats, as this can lead to malnourishment over time (3). Most pet owners don’t realize that treats can be a big culprit in pet weight gain! It can definitely be tough to tell our furry friends no when they’re giving us those cute “please can I have a treat” eyes, but most treats contain fillers and ingredients that are high in fat, calories, and sugars. The best option for reducing pet weight is to switch to a brand that makes natural and healthy treats.
Our treats at Momentum Carnivore Nutrition are made without any fillers or unnecessary ingredients. Our goal is to help your pet live a long and healthy life. To do this, we craft our treats with 100% meat and no fillers. Our snacks are high protein, low calorie, and low fat, so your pet can enjoy daily without any worry of pesky weight gain. You can serve our treats straight from the bag as a snack or training reward, or you can moisten them to supplement meals.
If your pet is overweight and suffering, let our team at Momentum help guide you on a safe and natural weight loss plan for your pet. Work towards weight loss while still spoiling your pet with Momentum Carnivore Nutrition treats! 100% natural, biologically appropriate meat treats your pet will be begging for. Trust us, your fur child will thank you later!
1. Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). 11 th annual survey. 2018.https://petobesityprevention.org/2018
2. Nestlé Purina. "Canine Obesity." 2007.
3. VCA Animal Hospitals. "Obesity in Cats."