Posts tagged "obese pets"

New Year's Resolutions for Pets

New Year's Resolutions for Pets
New Year’s resolutions aren’t any longer reserved for ourselves; we now make them for our pets too, and sometimes express our hopes for all pets. My Facebook fans (feel free to join my Facebook Fan page) chimed in from around America, even around the world with their resolutions for pets for 2015.  Here are some... Read more »

K9 Fit Club on Dog TV

Exciting premier of a TV show all about getting you in shape, and your BFF with four legs at the same time
K9 Fit Club premier party of their program on Dog TV. I was honored to be one of the regular show “experts.” This is one of those TV fitness you do it as you watch shows (lookout Jillian Michaels!)…the idea here to work out with your dog. Andrea Fischetti and Alex Mechlin of Reel Paws... Read more »

National Pet Obesity Day

National Pet Obesity Day
There are more overweight pets than ever (and the problem is growing, sort of speak). Today (October 8) is National Pet Obesity Day, according to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention.  Currently (in America) nearly 60 percent of cats are overweight and just over half of all dogs. Routine check-ups are vital to promoting a long and... Read more »
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Overweight, Obese Pets it's an Epidemic

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At least half of America’s dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Now, is the time to get out and walk more with your dog (a backyard typically doesn’t do the trick – unless dogs play with one another, or you interact in the yard with the dog with a ball or Frisbee disc, for... Read more »

Shaping Up with Andrea Metcalf on Steve Dale's Pet World

Shaping Up with Andrea Metcalf on Steve Dale's Pet World
Andrea Metcalf is Chicago’s fitness guru, and is known all around the country….as Spring is about to be sprung, we’ll talk about how to get you and your pets into shape. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, just over half of all dogs and nearly 60 percent of cats are overweight or obese.... Read more »

Pet Food Links to Our Food Examined

Pet Food Links to Our Food Examined
PORTLAND, OR — Issues relating to what we eat are in many cases similar to concerns about what our pets eat. “There definitely is a link,” says Dr. Karyl Hurley, director of Global Scientific Affairs for Mars Petcare, who helped organize the Waltham International Nutritional Sciences Symposium October 1-4. The event attracted several hundred food... Read more »
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State of Pet Health, How Long Our Pets Are Living

State of Pet Health, How Long Our Pets Are Living
There’s no U.S. Centers for Disease Control for pets. Until recently, veterinarians greatly practiced in a medical bubble, only knowing what they were seeing in their own clinics. With a database of more than 800 hospitals in 43 states, Banfield the Pet Hospital, is trying to change that. The company has been keeping tabs for... Read more »

Petfinder.com Co-Founder Saul Tells It Like It Is, @BlogPaws

Petfinder.com Co-Founder Saul Tells It Like It Is, @BlogPaws
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — A convention of bloggers may seem odd enough, but check this out: Blog Paws, a gathering of bloggers who write about pets, was held June 21-23 in Salt Lake City. So, here’s what happened when 375 pet bloggers got together: The host hotel’s Internet nearly crumbled due to all the... Read more »

Pet Nutrition Alliance at American Hospital Association Conference

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At the American Animal Association Conference in Denver, one press conference was about portly pets, held by the Pet Nutrition Alliance. Maybe will all these pet food recalls, the Alliance can become a source of consumer education.
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The Problem of Overweight Pets, Loving Our Pets to Death

The Problem of Overweight Pets, Loving Our Pets to Death
For reasons I can’t explain, I can’t locate William Hageman’s excellent story in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune , from November 6 , “The Incredibly Growing Pet” on the Trib’s website. It’s true,  about half of the pets in America are overweight. According to a new survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, approximately 53%... Read more »