About 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the U.S. can be called obese, according to statistics. Just imagine spending most of your days lying on the sofa with an unlimited food supply just a couple of steps away. For your pet, this may sound like a dream come true, but pet owners have to take responsibility. Obesity leads to numerous health problems, including high blood pressure, liver disease, a weak immune system, and even diabetes. So it’s better to help your pet shed some pounds before it’s too late.
Bright Side knows how difficult it can be to say “no” when your beloved pet asks for a piece of your dinner or tries to stay at home and cuddle instead of going for a walk. Luckily, there are some tips that can help you improve your pet’s health without taking drastic measures. And the bonus at the end of the article will prove that nothing is impossible!
1. Give your pet more attention to replace treats.
Your pet will probably keep asking for treats no matter what, so try to give them some positive attention that isn’t connected with food. Show your love and affection to your pet and spend more time with them than usual. When your dog asks for a treat, just give it a belly rub or play with its favorite toy (another chance to exercise!). Your pet is going through a rough period, so they need all the support they can get.