Obesity In Dogs: “Thicc And Floofy,” Or A Growing Problem?
More dogs are gaining too much weight these days, and it's not just a "thicc and floofy" trend that you can dismiss as a cute new look. In the U.S., almost 56 percent of dogs are considered overweight or obese, and the trend isn't going away anytime soon.
Why Do People Fat Shame Dog Owners For Their Overweight Dogs?
As dog owners, we want to call out anyone we see putting a dog in danger, but fat shaming dog owners with overweight pups isn't the best way to help dogs.
Top 10 ways to exercise with your dog
With pet obesity on the rise, it’s crucial your pooch gets regular exercise to keep fit and live a long life; here are 10 diverse ways to keep Fido fit and have fun.
At least half of U.S. dogs now overweight
Fifty-two percent of dogs in the U.S. are obese or overweight; excessive body weight can cause a host of problems like physical ailments and lack of mobility.
“Whistle” aims to help your pet stay fit
With canine obesity on the rise, and the increase in health-related problems that accompanies those extra pounds, one company has created a gadget you can fasten to Fido or Fifi that helps you boost your four-legged friend’s fitness level. San Francisco-based company Whistle has made a small, discreet device that will collect information about all […]
UPDATE: Obie loses 40 pounds after new diet and tummy tuck
DogTime.com first told you about perhaps the pudgiest wiener-dog in the world, the now 6-year-old Dachshund Obie, back in September 2012. Last year, Obie weighed in at a whopping 77 pounds — that’s more than double the weight of a healthy Dachshund. His former owners, an elderly couple with perfectly good intentions, expressed their love […]
Labrador drops 78 pounds, is ready for new home
When 6-year-old Labrador Retriever, named Sam, walked through the doors of the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society, the staff couldn’t help but stop and stare. But they weren’t noticing his sweet brown eyes or his goofy grin — they were looking at his belly. In truth, when Sam first arrived at the shelter in January 2012, […]