Posts tagged "obese pets"

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 »

Number of Overweight Pets Gets Larger

Over Half the Nation’s Dogs and Cats Now Overweight Costing Pet’s Years and Owners Millions. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, obesity continues to expand in both pets and people according to the latest pet obesity study. Hopefully this picture says it all…To me, this doesn’t look cute, but some people apparently think... Read more »

Addressing Nightline's Piece on Overweight Pets, I Disagree on Steve Dale's Pet World, WLS

I agree with Dr. Ernie Ward, seen here on Nightline, that we do have a nation of overweight pets – but I so don’t agree with everything he says. I don’t, for example, blame the pet food industry. He just doesn’t have it completely right, and misses so much (he doesn’t even mention free-feeding our... Read more »
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