Very recently, Veterinary HPM Spay & Neuter Diets were introduced for both Dogs and Cats as a very effective way to help combat the obesity epidemic that exists in our pet population.
There are many reasons that pets gain weight. You already know several of them because it’s not any different from people: eating too many calories … consuming too many treats or snacks … not getting off the sofa and moving enough. Hard to tell if I am talking about pets or people, right ?
But a large number of pets also experience weight gain due to a factor that rarely involves people: spaying and neutering. We have our pets ‘fixed’ for a few reasons, but mostly so they won’t accidentally produce unwanted puppies and kittens. That’s a very good reason !
But with many pets, spaying and neutering comes at the cost of unwanted weight gain. In females, we remove the ovaries that are necessary for the production of estrogen. In males, we remove the testicles which are responsible for the production of testosterone. Among the MANY things these hormones do, they are vital for suppressing our appetite as well as managing the metabolism / energy usage in the body. Once the ovaries or testicles are removed surgically, multiple changes occur in the body that can promote weight gain in most spayed and neutered pets. In fact, some of these changes have been shown to start taking place as soon as 3 days after surgery ! Yikes !
Spayed dogs are 2 times more likely to become obese (not just fat, but obese!) than non-spayed-neutered dogs. Even worse, spayed-neutered cats are 3.4 times more likely to become obese than non-spayed-neutered cats. Unfortunately, feeding less food or using a ‘weight management’ diet often leaves pets feeling hungrier.
So what can we do ? While cutting out treats and increasing exercise are always beneficial, we know that doesn’t always work very well.
But now we actually have an effective solution available to us in the form of a specially-made pet food. Introducing Veterinary HPM Spay & Neuter Diets for both Dogs and Cats. These diets provide more protein and fiber, with a moderate amount of fat and minimal carbohydrates than other foods. They are created for the different life stages of your pet, starting with puppies and kittens, since the changes that lead to unwanted weight gain and obesity can occur within a few days after being spayed or neutered. These are non-prescription diets that you can order directly from our website: www.CarolinaValuePetCare.com. On the homepage, click the drop-down arrow under Food Delivery, and choose “Spay / Neuter Food”. And when you order from our site, the food is shipped directly to your home ! How awesome is that !?
We can’t wait to hear your success stories once you start feeding the Veterinary HPM Spay & Neuter Diet to your pets!