As pets age their metabolism changes just as with humans and it is easier for weight gain. Many owners don’t make enough time for regular exercise and over reward their pets with so many treats. Excess weight takes its toll on your pet’s bones and joints, stressing the consecutive tissues and pounding the protective cartilaginous surfaces. Over time this can result in irreversible arthritis and deformity. So, make sure that your pet gets the exercise they need and love and they will have a happy and healthy long life.