So the word on the street is that American dogs and cats are fatter than ever with the greater percentage of them now overweight. The blame is attributed to loving them too much and offering too many treats, but I suspect there is more to the story.
I believe your animals are eating too many poisons. GMO products of grain and corn filled with pesticides and chemicals causing diabetes, endocrine problems, hormone disruption, cancer, bladder disease, kidney failure, liver disfunction, high blood pressure, thyroid damage, gall bladder disorders and obesity are the normal diet. The theory holds some logic when you look at the general population of humans in America suffering the same ailments.
We are eating the same poisons we give our animals. We have the same conditions of diabetes to weight gain and we also know there is chronic pain, chronic illness, neurological disorders, brain fog and infertility added to the list.
It does not take a genius mind to see that the physical body, animal or human, does not do well on a diet of poisons. The allowable levels of toxins, pesticides, and chemicals in our food is killing us to be sure. We are more apt to take notice when it is our animals that are suffering, but without a doubt Americans are slowly and methodically being poisoned under the watchful eye and authority of the law.
This is not a problem that is going to be corrected by government action. It is going to stop when you tell manufacturers, by holding back your dollars, that being fed poison is unacceptable. Until change is on the horizon, your option is to avoid all GMO crops and buy as much organic as possible.