It’s National Pet Obesity Awareness Day!


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Did you know that 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese? This holiday, we’re dedicated to teaching pet parents how they can keep their pup fit, lean, and at a healthy weight.

When pups are overweight, fat often appears around their rib cage, restricting movement at the chest well. It becomes hard for them to take a deep breath, sleep comfortably, and even stay active by moving around during the day. Over time, their decreased ability to breathe leads to low blood-oxygen levels and puts a strain on their heart, ultimately, leading to heart failure with pups of all ages. 

Are you wondering how you can tell if your pup is a healthy weight? It’s easy! All you have to do is be able to feel your pet’s ribs easily, see their waistline when viewed from above, and not see a sagging stomach when you view your pet from the side.

If you’re having trouble with any of the above, then it might be time to consider a healthier diet for your furry little friend. At Pet Plate, we customize our meal plans to meet the caloric needs of your pup. Our meals are pre-portioned based on factors such as age, breed, weight, body condition, and activity level.

Made with 100% human-grade ingredients, our meals never include any rendered meats, by-products or artificial ingredients that are unhealthy or lack nutritional value. Because at Pet Plate, we believe that a diet comprised of USDA meat, real fruits, veggies and healthy starches is what’s best for our pets.