One of the most common causes of conditions like osteoarthritis in pets is obesity. If your pet is over weight this includes cats as well you are putting your pet at risk of developing joint disease latter on in their lives.
There are a number of treatment options available to you, but as long as your pet is overweight, there is a real and high probability of them developing joint and bone problems.
Some of these tips to get your pet back to a health weight could include:
- Cut back on the amount of food given to the dog. Just like in humans, too many calories without enough exercise means weight gain. Therefore, one of the first steps in reducing the pets’s weight should be reducing caloric intake. Chances are, your pet does not need as much food as you thinks they do. In fact, most of the popular commercial dog foods are full of filler ingredients that lead to more calories but don’t have a whole lot of nutritional value. You might think about not only reducing the...