Fat Cats and Portly Pups: Why Pet Obesity is a Real Threat to Pet Health

pet obesityIf the thought of a chunky pet is adorable to you, you’re not alone. Despite all we know about the impact of extra weight on our own health, the topic of overweight pets is often misunderstood. Some of this is fueled by all those cute memes of chubby fur pals, but some is also due to a lack of information and awareness about pet obesity.

Is My Pet Fat or Just Fluffy?

Your friends at Hallsville Veterinary Hospital understand all pets are the epitome of cuteness, so we get why it’s hard to take a critical look at your pet’s overall weight. Plus, it can be very confusing. After all, it’s very easy to overfeed a cat or dog without really knowing.


Feline Fun: Keeping Your Indoor Cat Active

Although winters in Texas can be unpredictable, we do spend more time inside during this season than any other – particularly around the holidays. Naturally, this can lead to a more, shall we say, couch potato lifestyle.

The same can be true for indoor cats, as their natural instinct to hunt and roam can become secondary to snoozing on a window perch. While it’s true that feline friends who stay inside are safer and healthier, they also need a bit more help staying at a healthy weight.

To help keep your indoor cat active, we’ve compiled some tips for exercise and enrichment.