National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is annual observance commemorated on October 11th of this year. Obesity is not only a major problem to humans but also to the animals. It is every pet owners sole duty to take care of their pets and feed them the right amount of food for them. 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 for the first time in the year 2007. They commemorate this day to bring in awareness to the pet owners about the health problems their pets face due to obesity. It is significant for any pet owners to maintain their pets with proper and limited food. Feeding them whenever they please us continuously will result in 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 the time. It is an awareness day to let them stay healthy.
Other Celebrations on October 11
October 11 is also celebrated as
- National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
- National Emergency Nurses Day
- National Coming Out Day
- International Top Spinning Day
How to Celebrate National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
Celebrating the National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is very simple. 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 to spread knowledge about the importance of maintaining good health for the pets to your neighbours. 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 the social media using the hashtag #NationalPetObesityAwarenessDay.