While a pudgy pet may be cuddly and even cute, the truth is he's unlhealthy. Estimates of the number of obese cats and dogs are as high as 50% or more; but the percentage of pet owners who think their pet’s weight is just fine is even higher, nearly 90%! That discrepancy has come to be known as “the fat gap.” An appropriate name, don’t you think?
When it comes to commercial pet food, “caution” is the byword. Lengthy lists of what ingredients to watch out for abound, bringing to mind a vision of the conscientious pet owner standing for hours in the pet food aisle deciphering the tiny print on cans and bags of pet food. Thankfully, there are a few simple guidelines that will get you, and your pet, headed in the right direction. It all comes down to the label.