According to statistics more than half of dogs and cats are obese.
The advice pet owners receive sounds familiar:
The irony is almost blatant as the prevalence of human obesity has also more than doubled between 1980 and 2014. The advice to pet owners correspond to the useless advice that people too are receiving: eat less, run more.
Both people and pets have received such advice while they’ve gotten heavier and heavier. Apparently the advice does not work very well for humans, which has been confirmed in studies. Calorie-fundamentalistic advice is likely just as ineffective for pets.
One tip is of course to start instead to give the pets what they are genetically designed to eat. The same thing works well on their owners.
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