Obesity

definition:
Body weight over 20% of the normal weight for the patient based on standard height/weight charts.

etiology:
Conventionally, the principal cause of obesity is ingestion of calories beyond the body’s energy output. The stored energy is deposited in adipose tissue.
OVERFEEDING & LITTLE EXERCISE!!!!

signs and symptoms:
cats: fat storage under belly between back legs begins to hang
dogs: full cover of ribs and no waist line

Speak to our Animal Naturopath for further assistance