Dr. C. A. Tony Buffington - Clinical Nutritionist at the Veterinary Medical Center at The Ohio State University - shares simple tips on how to keep your pet at a healthy weight in this helpful clip. Buffington has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, and his specific clinical interests include obesity and the effects of stress on health and disease.
Obesity is currently the greatest threat to the health of our pets in the US, shortening their life expectancy and increasing the likelihood of health issues, including kidney disease, diabetes and respiratory diseases. Considering that, we put together an exclusive infographic on the topic.
The infographic also shares tips on how to score your cat or dog's body condition, what their daily caloric intake should be and what their basic exercise requirements are. Check it out here to learn the ideal weight ranges for the most popular dogs and cats.