Most of the time losing weight comes down to dieting and exercise for people . . . and for pets, too. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 44 percent of dogs and 57 percent of cats are estimated to be overweight or obese – eeks!
If your pet could stand to drop a few, Spring's the time to start getting in shape – there's more sunlight for indoor and outdoor activities and the weather's improving in many places. If you're super serious, Kijiji is offering a Pet Fitness Sweepstakes in six US cities (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta, and Houston) to motivate you. Even if you're not in that area, commit to change by filling out a Pet Food & Fitness Log (refresh your memory on canine calorie counting here) and get ready to see results!