Does Spoiling Pets Lead to Obesity?

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Does Spoiling Pets Lead to Obesity?

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

It is estimated that 40% of dogs and cats are obese in the U.S. Why are there so many fat dogs and cats?

Pampering your pet is more popular now than ever. Jeweled collars, canopy beds, complete wardrobes, doggy daycare and gourmet treats are the norm for today’s spoiled dogs. All this pampering has led pets to start packing on the pounds.

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7 Ways To Tell if Your Pet Is Overweight

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Pet obesity is currently one of the top health concerns for our pets, and a quick assessment of optimal body weight could be the start to lengthening your pet’s life. Here are some tips to tell if your pet tips the scale, and what to do about it.

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Tips of the Trade: Pet Food Secrets

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

1. Do not assume all dry food or canned food is the same, even if it is formulated for the same “lifestage.” Ingredients, feeding instructions and caloric content (expressed as kilocalories per kilogram on pet food packages) vary by product. Read directions carefully and ask your veterinarian for advice.

2. Use your pet food’s feeding instructions as a guideline. Your pet may require more or less of a particular food depending on its age, health, environment and activity level. Ask your veterinarian for help.

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Pet Lover’s Guide to The Great Outdoors

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

A breath of fresh air can do wonders for both you and your pet. Outdoor activities not only provide exercise and mental stimulation, but also help curb bad behaviors by giving your furry friend a chance to release excess energy. So set aside the remote, step outside with your pet, and have some fun al fresco style – we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started!

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