Drs. Ken Tudor, Liz Bales, and Patrick Mahaney (L to R) cover cat obesity for Natural Pets TV
Natural Pets TV is an ongoing series of YouTube videos from Pet World Insider dedicated to promoting the best health of our canine feline companions. In this next episode of Natural Pets TV: Cat Edition, Pet World Insider's Robert Semrow, Dr. Ken Tudor, NoBowl Feeding System's Dr. Liz Bales (my fellow Penn Vet alum), and I partner to cover an epidemic that is growing (literally) to dangerous levels affecting our feline friends.
As a result of humans' domestication of cats we're providing them with caloric resources in excess of needs. The majority of cats that live primarily indoor lives ultimately pack on the pounds simply because their owners dispense larger volumes of food than their metabolic rates require considering their reduced-activity lifestyle and altered sex hormone levels (resulting from being neutered or spayed).
Obesity is a crisis affecting greater than 50% of pets in this country. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) an estimated 41.9 million dogs and 50.5 million cats are overweight or obese and suffer from a variety many potentially irreversible health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, constipation, urinary tract disease, and more.
Keeping your feline friend slim on a lifelong basis is my top recommendation and calorie restriction is the best means of doing so.
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Dr. Patrick Mahaney
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