Clients save money if they keep pet weight down
Banfield Pet Hospital veterinarians are seeing more chunky canines and full-figured felines than ever before. One-in-three animals that visited a Banfield hospital last year was diagnosed as overweight or obese, according to the Vancouver, Wash., company’s “2017 State of Pet Health Report.” The extra weight can be a financial drain on clients. “Owners of overweight dogs spend 17 percent more on health care costs and 25 percent more on medications,” Banfield stated. “Owners of overweight cats spend 36 percent more on diagnostic procedures compared to owners of healthy-weight cats.” The full report is available at http://bit.ly/2ufPhJj.