Posts tagged "overweight pets"

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 »

Pet Nutrition Assessments in Every Office Visit

Thumbnail image for 'Pet Nutrition Assessments in Every Office Visit'
Pet Nutrition Alliance supports veterinarians speaking with clients about nutrition during every visit, offering pet nutrition assessments. 1. Client is asked to complete a brief nutritional history form prior to the visit. 2. Screening evaluation, including assessing body condition scoring and muscle mass scoring. 3. Dietary Conversation/recommendation with Dr. Susan Little, and Dr. Bernhard Pukay... Read more »

Overweight, Obese Pets it's an Epidemic

Thumbnail image for 'Overweight, Obese Pets it's an Epidemic'
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 »
Advertisement:

Exercise With Your Pets: Make Small Changes For Big Results, Andrea Metcalf

Exercise With Your Pets: Make Small Changes For Big Results, Andrea Metcalf
Andrea Metcalf is Chicago’s fitness guru, and talks on my show, Steve Dale’s Pet World about how to get ourselves and our pets into shape. Listen HERE. According to theAssociation for Pet Obesity Prevention, just over half of all dogs and nearly 60 percent of cats are overweight or obese. Andrea says it’s all about moving, how to... 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 »

AVMA Resolutions for Pets, Steve Dale's Pet World

AVMA Resolutions for Pets, Steve Dale's Pet World
American Veterinary Medical Association CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven tells me on Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE to the show on WGN Radio, what his New Year’s Resolutions for pets are for 2014. Barbara calls in, wondering about what to do about a visiting cat eating peanut butter sandwiches.   Type your email address in... Read more »
Advertisement:

New Year's Resolutions for Pets

New Year's Resolutions for Pets
It’s become an annual tradition, asking my Facebook fans about resolutions for their pets or all pets for the coming year. (Also, if you haven’t done so – join my fan page!). Here are some responses: “To have my cats stop using my credit cards to buy toys and treats on the internet. They drool... 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 »

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 »
Advertisement:

More Indoor Cats, That's Good; Not So Good Are Fat and Bored Cats

More Indoor Cats, That's Good; Not So Good Are Fat and Bored Cats
More cats are finding themselves indoors only, in America and around the world. The results should benefit cats. But do they really? I am a huge fan of keeping cats inside only because I KNOW they are safer. Having said that, too many cat owners are ‘parents’ to brain dead fat cats. Indoors, they have... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Steve Dale

    Dog/Cat Behavior Consultant; pet advocate; broadcaster, journalist

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • @Stevedalepets

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News