More than 50% of the pets in America are obese and this number is on the rise. Overweight pets are at increased risk for metabolic abnormalities, cardiovascular disease, joint diseases, a lowered immune system, and many other health problems. They may have less mobility and can't run, play, or do other activities as much as they'd love to. Please do your pet a favor, feed them the amount of food recommended and do not give in to those puppy dog eyes when they ask for more! Also important to not give them table scraps and junk food. Stick to a health diet.