Banfield Pet Hospital recently analyzed its electronic veterinary health records and released a report that revealed a rise in pet obesity over the last decade, with a 114% increase in cats diagnosed as overweight or obese. Dog obesity also rose 108% during the same timeframe.
Banfield also surveyed 1,000 owners of overweight or obese pets and discovered:
93% said they faced hurdles in maintaining a healthy weight for their pet
76% couldn’t identify at least one risk of pet obesity
61% didn’t realize obesity carries an increased risk of cancer
41% delayed a visit to the vet to avoid talking about their pet’s weight
4 thoughts on “Cat Obesity Up Over 100% in 10 Years”
I have always wonder if it is the cat food we buy?
Si es verdad,mi gata tiene 11 y desde hace 2 años ha engordado algo,cómo puedo evitarlo?
As a new cat owner, I wish there was more information here about how to avoid obesity for my cat.
YIKES! I have been avoiding the vet because my boy is overweight. My vet told me on the last visit that he needed to lose a few lbs, but he loves to eat and I just can't say no to him because he is so darn lovable. :(