According the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention as of 2014, 52.7% of Dogs in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Just as in humans, obesity is a growing problem in pets that can lead to health issues and shortened lifespans.
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Is your pet a little chunky? National Pet Obesity Day is on the second Wednesday in October. So put October 8th on your calendar! read more
Tiger was a seemingly healthy tabby cat. He enjoyed treats and loved to tackle his toys. He made frequent visits to the water dish, but his owners attributed this to thirst from playing so hard. Then a routine veterinary exam resulted in a shocking diagnosis of chronic cat kidney disease, devastating Tiger's family. Unfortunately, they are not alone in this experience. Banfield Pet Hospital's 2012 State of Pet Health Report revealed an alarming trend: the incidence of chronic disease in dogs and cats is increasing. read more
Obesity isn’t just a human problem. It’s becoming an issue for household pets, too. A chunky pet can be a cute thing—until you realize the medical hazards for pets that are overweight. Obesity in dogs and obesity in cats can … read more
Just as human obesity seems to have escalated in recent years, so has the obesity level of our pets. Obesity in cats and dogs is unhealthy, and is now one of the most common health problems pet owners have to … read more
What were your New Year’s resolutions this year? Save money? Be more organized? Lose weight? Now that last one is popular, particularly following the excesses of the holiday season! To put a different spin on it, are you overlooking another … read more