Three hidden costs of animal obesity

by | Cat Care Dog Care General Pet Care |

Today, Royal Canin® shares with us some helpful information about three hidden costs of animal obesity. Read to learn more!

1.Reduced lifespan: Studies reveal that dogs and cats with excess weight may live shorter lives

2.Reduced longterm health: Obesity is a gateway to associated diseases and conditions

  • Skin disease
  • Inflammation
  • Respiratory dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Joint disease
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Tumours
  • Urinary disease

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3.A lifetime of extra expenses: Owners of obese pets spent more on average than owners of healthy weight pets, for example

  • Dog owners spent
    • + 17% more on healthcare costs
    • + 25% more on medications
  • Cat owners spent
    • + 36% more on diagnostic procedures
    • + 53% more on surgical services

Learn more about encouraging healthy habits for a healthy weight, here!


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