Did you know that more than 50% of dogs and cats in North America are overweight or obese? 20% of dogs before they reach their first year, and 80% of dogs more than 8 years old have arthritis. 70% – 90% of all cats aged 10 and over suffer from the same disease. 52% of dogs and 41% of cats with arthritis are overweight.
Obesity affects and aggravates a plethora of other diseases and it also shortens the lives of your pets. Arthritis being a direct result of inflammation caused by fat and weight can be extremely painful for your pets due to obesity as well.
Osteoarthritis can be caused by the excess weight that your pet’s body needs to carry. Thus, there becomes a higher risk of damaging joints that can, later on, cause chronic pain. Size and age are big factors in arthritis; overweight dogs can overwork their joints–leading to bone damage. Moreover, recent studies also show that biologically active fat tissues secrete hormones (like leptin) and other chemicals that cause inflammation. Leptin can inflame joints and influence bone changes leading to arthritis. This same inflammation affects cortisol and insulin levels all while causing pain to your pet.
Fat causes inflammation, which leads to arthritis and degenerative joint disease. This is how obesity begins the chain reaction that can lead to your pet having chronic pain.
Obesity and excess weight can be alleviated by proper diet and exercise. Talk to your vet for more details.
For pain relief from inflammation and arthritis, we highly recommend ArthriMAXX. It is a product that has been in the market for almost 20 years! We have conducted clinical studies that show reduced inflammation and improved muscle endurance after taking it—and your pet can benefit from it too!