Many dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. And just like people, obesity in pets comes with health risks that include diabetes, arthritis, and cancer.
Overfeeding is the leading cause of obesity, says Douglas, who adds that keeping our pets trim can add years to their lives.
Because pets need far fewer calories than most of us think -- as little as 185-370 a day for a small, inactive dog; just 240-350 calories daily for a 10-pound cat -- talk to your vet, who can make feeding suggestions based on your pet's age, weight, and lifestyle.
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Bridget Freidhoff is the owner of 4 Paw Sitting in Ahwatukee Arizona. Her passion for animals and interest in serving others inspired her decision to become a professional pet sitter. She founded 4 Paw Sitting in 2000 and has been providing the Ahwatukee area with loyal and loving pet sitting services ever since.
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Ahwatukee pet sitter Bridget Freidhoff has a passion for Animals
My passion for animals and interest in serving others inspired my decision to become a professional pet sitter.
Prior to opening 4PawSitting in Ahwatukee, I was an experienced veterinary assistant for several years at a prestigous hospital in Scottsdale, assisting in all types of surgeries, performing dentals, post op care, hospitalization, and educating owners on overall wellness.
I provide full time caring for pets while their owners are away. Having your pet in a comfortable environment without the kennel concerns and extra vaccinations makes your travel less stressful. That's why I started 4Paw Sitting.