PET TIP: Pet Obesity

In response to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus has temporarily suspended adoption services, and all adoptable animals have been moved to the Green Bay and Milwaukee campuses. To learn about WHS’s response to COVID-19, visit Until adoption services resume, WHS will provide tips to help pets stay healthy and happy.

Pet Obesity

Pet obesity is a growing problem – literally and figuratively – that tends to creep up on pet owners. When frequent inclement weather limits walks or the number of tasty treats increases, we tend to see an influx of overweight pets. 

It can be challenging to determine whether your pet is overweight, so it’s best to talk to your veterinarian about what your animal’s ideal body weight is. If your furry friend is on the heavier side, your veterinarian can create a tailored diet and exercise plan to get your pet back on track. These plans are not “one size fits all”: They take into account your pet’s age, breed and any medical conditions. 

As with humans, obesity can cause many other health issues, so it’s best to keep your pet in healthy shape!