This week, PetMD published its "Top 5 Common Pet Owner Mistakes." The piece was written by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, a University of California, Davis alumna who operates a San Diego-based house call practice. I've added a bit to her excellent piece.
Vogelsang begins her piece offering pet obesity as her No. 1. The fact is, most American pets weigh more than they should. The excess weight is often responsible for, or makes worse, grave medical conditions. The answer is simple: feed your animal less of everything with calories in it, exercise them more (I know, tougher with cats) and work with your veterinarian to ensure your pet diet choices are competent.