It’s common sense that we should be feeding our cats and dogs a healthy pet diet but we’re not as conscious about the number of calories our cats and dogs should be consuming daily. Even if you’re feeding your pet nutritious food, overfeeding will cause health issues.
Over 54% of all cats and dogs are overweight or obese and the key culprit is that we’re providing our pets with too many daily calories. This is the result of multiple caregivers in homes providing redundant meals and also due to the lack of awareness of the proper feeding portions and calorie content of our pet food.
Always check with your veterinarian for the proper daily needs of your pet and ensure that you know the calorie content of the food you use. Check pet food manufacturer sites for details.