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Pet Care Questions

How can I learn more about my pet's disease?

When your pet is diagnosed with a disease, it's natural to want to know more about the illness and treatments. Find out more about cat diseases and dog diseases.

How can I tell if my pet is overweight?

With more than 50% of the pet population being overweight, it’s important to be aware of your pet’s weight. There are several signs you can look for to determine if your pet is becoming overweight. These warning signs include:

  • Can't feel ribs anymore
  • Loss of discernible waist
  • Pads of fat over hips and base of tail
  • Waddles when walking
  • Finds it difficult to move
  • Short of breath
  • Bad tempered

It's important to be aware of your pet's weight, as proper growth and weight can help prevent many diseases and disorders associated with obesity, as well as growth-related skeletal disease. If you do notice any of these warning signs, your veterinarian can help recommend changes to keep your pet healthy and fit.