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is a common problem in our older pets. Older pets often tend to
exercise less (especially if they have arthritis) and eat
more. Inactivity can lead to even greater weight gain, becoming a
vicious cycle. A pet only slightly overweight can be fed less food to
reverse the problem, or can be given Prescription Diet w/d. A truly
obese pet will need a specific reducing product such as Prescription
Diet r/d (reducing diet). The severely overweight pet needs significant
calorie restriction. This cannot be accomplished with regular diets
without restricting to dangerous levels the vitamins,minerals,
carbohydrates, etc. that are needed in certain minimum amounts.
Prescription Diet r/d is fortified with extra nutrients while
restricting the caloric content. It also has more fiber to provide a
‘fuller feeling’ after eating to help the pet feel more loved. (Doesn’t
everyone associate getting more food with being better loved?)
Obesity will take years off of your pet’s life, while making their
remaining years less healthful and more uncomfortable. Obesity
contributes to such physical maladies as diabetes, liver and kidney
disease, joint problems, cancer, strokes and lung problems.