Many pet owners think their pet is not overweight have a problem. However, the truth is that obesity in pets pose serious health risks and it is something which vets are seeing more and more. In fact, recent statistics show that obese and overweight pets are more common than those of normal weight. Being obese means that more demands are placed on every organ in the body of your pet, stress is placed on joints and bones, and your pet is in a higher risk for a number of diseases and health concerns such as: * cancer * diabetes * liver disease * lameness * common conditions such as arthritis and hip dysplasia * pancreatitis * surgical and anesthetic risks growing * skin conditions including acne in cats * wheezing and respiratory disease * heart disease * Blood Pressure digestive problems * high * impaired immune function * heat intolerance list of concerns for obesity and health is long. In addition to shortening life, pets are obese generally have a poorer quality of life. They tend to be inactive because even the basic actions are consumers of energy and vigor. They spend lots of time with the uncomfortable feeling that can lead to increased irritability and depressed mood. so you think your pet is obese, now is the time for action! What causes obesity? In nature, there is a natural balance between food intake and energy expenditure. The animals must search for food, energy-consuming task, and the food we eat is low in fat and sugar.