The U.S. pet overweight and obesity rate for dogs and cats is more than 50%. Watch as pet expert and trainer Travis Brorsen begins a four-month long weight-loss and behavior modification journey with pet owners and their overweight animals with the aim of helping each pet live a healthier and happier life. Each story ends with Brorsen returning for a final weigh-in to see just how far the pets and pet owners have come.
Obese animals can experience health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart failure, thus leading to a shorter life. In "My Big Fat Pet Makeover," Brorsen creates individual exercise and diet plans in addition to implementing positive reinforcement training methods. He also uses creative techniques such as wake-up calls for owners, using visual experiments that let them experience what their pets are going through.
Can Brorsen help families realize how dire the situations are with their overweight pets? Will the animal owners learn how to properly feed and exercise their pets? While every animal’s challenge is unique and their results may be different, Brorsen’s goal is to help everyone keep up with their new-found routines.