National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is an annual observance commemorated on October 11 of this year. Obesity is not only a major problem for humans but also for animals. It is every pet owner’s sole duty to take care of their pets and feed them the right amount of food. Excess of it results in overweight of the pets. National Pet Obesity Awareness Day raises awareness about this problem and promotes healthier diets for your pets.
“The causes of obesity are varied and complex, but the lack of daily physical activity is an important factor.” – Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
History of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
The National Pet Obesity Awareness Day was observed on the second Wednesday of October. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has established this observance and celebrated it for the first time in the year 2007. They commemorate this day to bring awareness to the pet owners about the health problems their pets face due to obesity. It is significant for any pet owner to maintain their pets with proper and limited food. Feeding them whenever they please us continuously will result in being overweight. It affects not only their health but also their lifetime. Like humans, they also need to be healthy to live long. Taking them for a walk is essential. You can play with them to make them fit and healthy. Lying down without any physical exercise will make them gain weight over time. It is an awareness day to let them stay healthy.
Other Celebrations on October 11
October 11 is also celebrated as
- National Coming Out Day
- National Emergency Nurses Day
- National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
- International Top Spinning Day
How to Celebrate the Day
Feed your pets with only the right amount of food to reduce the risk of obesity. Take them for walking or make them do some physical activities to maintain good health. Spend some time spreading knowledge about the importance of maintaining good health for the pets to your neighbors. You can take your pets to the veterinarian every six months to monitor their health condition. Get expert advice when you find them overweight. You can follow proper nutritional diets for your pets as advised by the expert. Post and share on social media using the hashtag #NationalPetObesityAwarenessDay.
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