6 tips to help your pet stay fit, trim this summer

Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 at 09:35 AM.

4.       Have them consume food slowly. It's a scientific fact that both pets and humans put on more weight if they speed through their meals. To keep your pet from gorging on their food, try and give them their meals in smaller increments over a period of time. This will help regulate their metabolism and help them fight off additional weight gain.

5.       Exercise. Lots of it.  Simply put, your pet will be healthier and in better shape with increased exercise. While it's easy to walk dogs or have them run outside, it's also crucial to keep cats active. You can keep your feline in "purrfect" shape just by playing with them from time to time.

6.       Vets are your pets' best friend. As a responsible pet parent, you should take your dog or cat to the vet at least once a year. Nobody is more qualified to help you keep your pet in top form than your family vet!

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