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    We are constantly being told that obesity levels are increasing and we should act now to ensure our long term health. However this problem does not just affect humans. A shocking statistic from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention states that an estimated 54% of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese.
    (Source: Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 2015)

    Just like humans, pets who are overweight are at increased risk of a number of health problems including but not limited to:

    • Cranial cruciate ligament injury

    • Decreased life expectancy by up to 2.5 years

    • Heart and respiratory disease

    • High blood pressure

    • Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes

    • Kidney disease

    • Osteoarthritis

    • Varying forms of cancer