The cold hard fact is that if your pet is overweight, their life expectancy is shorter!
According to a study by the UK's Waltham Center for pet nutrition, the five breeds that are most susceptable to put on too much weight are the Labrador, Shih Tzu, Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever, and Beagle. Of course, any pet can become overweight.
In a study of 800 animal hospitals spread over 43 states, 1 in 4 dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Long term consequences of a fat pet can take between 1 and ten months off their life span. That could be as much as 1/10th of their life! In the last 5 years, the number of overweight dogs in the U.S. has jumped 37%. Time for DIET and EXERCISE. Now there's an APP for that.