Question For Today- Has Your Pet Become Overweight?
February 21, 2021 4:32pm CST
I've been having trouble staying fit especially since the Covid 19 virus hit us with in home lockdowns and restrictions last year. It seems according to recent studies that pets have been struggling with weight problems too. During this time people have been home with their dogs and cats more often than before the pandemic. This has caused those pets to pick up some bad human habits and a sedentary lifestyle. One reason mentioned in this study for the weight gain are owners giving their pets too many sweets. Maybe that person is bored at home and feeding their cute little dog or cat a treat provides them with something extra to do. Also, picking up a cat or little dog and carrying them around instead of letting them walk deprives them of needed exercise to remain fit and strong. Running up and down stairs or around the house helps burn those calories! Or perhaps you and your pet are watching to many Netflix movies on the couch during your homebound time off. Which will make both of you lazier. So, have any of you pet owners been guilty of overfeeding or too much lounging around with your pet on your lap? Are you keeping your pet in shape or have you slacked off during this pandemic? Some Source Info- radio.com Photo- pinterest.com
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@dgobucks226 -- I gave her anything she darn well pleased. She ruled this roost! In fact, bittersweet story, the vet had her severely restricted to do tests on her, and when we found her kidneys were failing and we'd made "that awful decision" I let her have anything and everything she wanted. My mom went up to KFC and got her chicken strips every day for the last week of her life.