Pet Obesity- How much is too much?

It depends on the breed and size of your pet. Obesity leads to several diseases both in pets and people. Type II diabetes, heart disease and arthritis are the most common weight-related disorders. Diet and weight reduction are the key to ensuring your pet lives a healthy, long life. Obesity is defined as weighing more than 30% of the ideal weight. With humans, this is fairly straightforward and can be determined by consulting weight and height charts. Dogs and cats are often diagnosed as obese by a combinations of weight charts and body scoring.

GO TO THIS SITE TO SEE AN EXAMPLE OF HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY BODY CONDITIONS.

http://www.projectpetslimdown.com/Home/Obesity?DCMP=KNC-PVD-Goog-2010-PVD&HBX_PK=project+pet+slim+down&HBX_OU=50

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