While we quarantine , your pet isn’t able to enjoy the dog park or long walks like they used to but it is important your pet maintains a healthy weight. According to a recent study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 55.8 percent of dogs and 59.5 percent of cats are overweight or obese. Roughly 80 million U.S. dogs and cats share an increased risk for weight-related disorders such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, hypertension and many cancers.
March has proven to be a real challenge worldwide as new information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has been growing exponentially. A number of pet parents have expressed concern about how to protect themselves, and their pets. Let’s look at the realistic risk to pets and their care -givers from this novel virus.