October 12 is National Pet Obesity Day. See https://nationaltoday.com/national-pet-obesity-day/
“Many pets become overweight due to poor diet and lack of exercise. Another huge factor is the pet owner literally loving their pet to death. Most pet owners think their pets deserve treats every day and don’t need to go for walks if the pet would rather lie on the couch. This is a mistake the owners are making.
Diet is a major key factor in a pet’s body condition. It all starts with a measuring cup and good quality dog food.
The single most important thing that you can do to increase the lifespan and health of your pet is to maintain a healthy body weight.” See https://www.elkovet.com/services/blog/national-pet-obesity-day
Is your dog overweight? For more information check out this excellent article How to Determine Your Dog’s Healthy Weight and Body Condition at https://www.dailypaws.com/dogs-puppies/dog-nutrition/dog-weight-management/dog-weight-chart
Today’s haiku: National Pet Obesity Day
Don’t forget to play –
your pet needs exercise too –