Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Weighing Your Pet is Important for Overall Health

Fitness Tip of the Day! If you haven't done so in the past two months, it's time to weigh your pet. Pets (and people) should be weighed every few months. A lot of times, pets can either be losing weight or gaining weight. Many times, the first sign of illness in a senior pet is WEIGHT LOSS! It can be very subtle and you may not have noticed that your pet is eating less--especially in multiple... pet households.

Getting on the scale, as much as we loathe it, is the single best objective way to measure our overall health. Scales are available at lots of big chain stores as well as your vet's office. For small pets, you can weigh yourself first and then hold your pet to see the difference. Keep a log of your pet's weight.

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