|Battle the bulge for your overweight cat|
|Written by Dr. Bonnie Jones|
|Friday, March 15, 2013 12:23 PM|
Pet nutrition is a topic I am fond of. I have always believed that the foundation of pet health begins with an appropriate pet food and portion control. As humans, we struggle on a daily basis to resist incredible food temptations for ourselves. But, I would argue that pets have no choice. As pet owners, we choose for them. We choose not only what they eat, but also how much and how often. Sounds simplistic, so why are so many pets over weight?
Sometimes referred to as the “Diet Doctor,” I take my responsibility to advocate for pets, educate their owners, and prevent disease, pain and suffering seriously. So when pet obesity hit close to home (literally in my home), I became more determined to educate pet owners about proper pet nutrition.
Jobey Saad (think “sad”), the black and white cat featured in the photo with me, is one of the loves of my life. His namesake is a stand-up comic with a pale complexion and black attire who my husband and I were once entertained by. This former barn cat is one of many to find its way to Welshire Farm by hitching a ride in my husband’s coveralls.
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