Spay, Neuter & Obesity Risk
- The 2021 AAHA Guidelines1 confirm spay & neuter are primary risk factors for obesity in dogs and cats.
- Because spayed and neutered pets have lower energy requirements that call for decreased calorie consumption, they are at higher risk for obesity.2–4
- After being spayed or neutered, dogs are at twice the risk of becoming obese5, and cats are at more than triple the risk.6
- Pairing client education with your nutritional recommendations can empower clients to take an informed, proactive approach to supporting their pet’s health.