Just as with humans, dogs and cats can over-eat, under exercise and become fat and obese. This can result in many ailments including rapid fatigue on walks to strain on muscles, bones and joints, as well as breathing issues and development of lipomas.
Overweight cat’s are more prone to urinary retention and bladder infections. Where as overweight dogs are more prone to rupturing their cruciate ligaments.
Both obese dogs and cats are more likely to become diabetic.
A discussion with your vet and or nurse can lead to diet changes and exercise plans to lose the excessive weight and lead to revitalising your pet.