Spaying and neutering can result in a decrease in basal metabolic rate by up to 30% and an increase in appetite by up to 60%. It is common for an animal to have decreased energy needs, and frequent increased feelings of hunger put the animal at significant risk for obesity. This is a very real risk to our pets. Today, 56% of dogs and 60% of cats are currently overweight. The metabolic changes that occur after spaying and neutering make it necessary to adjust the animal’s feeding regimen.
This launch is part of Virbac’s long-term strategy to grow the company’s leading position in animal nutrition.