Did you know that today is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day? We did not. In fact, we didn't think this was a problem. Why? Because just look at these guys. LOOK AT THEM. More to love, as far as we're concerned.
But as far as felines are concerned? Well, they might not be too happy or healthy with their eeee-worthy zaftig frames. Excess weight in cats or dogs can, among other things, cause osteoarthritis, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and respiratory disease, kidney disease, and many forms of cancer.
What's more, according to Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 51.5% of dogs and cats (around 89 million) in the United States are overweight or obese.
What can you do? Well, for starters, stop feeding fluff puff so much food. Also, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention asks you to perform an examination on your bet pal that "should add no more than 1-2 minutes to your normal physical examination routine." Go here for more details.