Do You Have a Chubby Kitty?
Dr. Karen Becker says that 9 out of 10 pet owners don't realize when their cats are overweight.
She says, "Our animal companions have much shorter lifespans than we do. Depending on her breed and other factors, your kitty’s life is compressed into a short 12 to 20 years. And just as her lifespan is accelerated compared to yours, so too is the damage done to her body when she is forced [by us humans!] to carry too much weight."
Story at-a-glance (read the full article here!):
- According to current statistics, 58 percent of cats in the U.S. are overweight, and 28 percent are obese
- There are no fat felines in the wild, so the painful truth is that humans are creating an epidemic of obesity and unnecessary suffering in pet cats
- Overweight cats are at greatly increased risk for shortened lifespans, diseases affecting mobility, and numerous disorders involving major organ systems
- There are many things you can do as a cat parent to help your pet achieve and maintain a healthy weight, including feeding the species-appropriate nutrition in the right portions, and encouraging her to be physically active
- Overweight cats must lose weight very slowly, so work with your veterinarian to develop a weight loss plan customized for your pet’s individual needs
Below is a video of one of the excellent products we have to help get Fluffy a little more exercise while getting some food at the same time! Click this link to see the product on our website: PetSafe Slim Cat Interactive Feeder Ball for Cats
Mark your calendar...
Dr. Witte at Mukwonago EOTL
Dr. Deanna Witte of Witte's Natural Veterinary Care is available for appointments for her next visit to our Mukwonago store on Wednesday, February 17th. She will be back again on March 2nd. See our Store Events to see her scheduled days. Appointments are for 20 minutes and include both consultation and spinal manipulation. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.
Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections
Carolee visits our Mukwonago store monthly! She is next available for appointments on Saturday, March 12th from 11am-3pm.
The cost is $50 for a 20 minute animal communication session. To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338.
HAWS Pets of the Week
The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!
To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page. You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.
Bun Bun is a beautiful adult rabbit. She has a very plush velvety coat.
She will enjoy loving pets and her lucky new owner will enjoy petting her too!
Snow and Brownie are an absolutely adorable little couple! They very tightly bonded and must be adopted together. They will make you smile every day as they snuggle up together and groom each other. Bonded bunnies are twice the joy and fun!
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Your Friends at End of the Leash
Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.