Feeding an overweight dog

New study finds pet obesity increasing

In the US, over 44% of dogs and 57% of cats are now estimated to be overweight or obese according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). The second annual National Pet Obesity Day Study conducted in October, 2008, found that from 2007 to 2008, the number of overweight dogs and cats increased by […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Curb your dog’s guarding behavior

Who owns the kibble in your house, once it hits the dog bowl? Does Rover run you out of the kitchen when he is eating dinner? What happens if you need to take away a tasty rawhide?If food, bones or chewies turn your sweetie into a growling, snarling monster, then your dog has an issue […]

by DogTime
July 10th, 2010

Arthritis and the aging dog

The signs of arthritis may be hard to spot. You might notice it takes Fido a little longer to get up in the morning and she seems to have a harder time moving around. Soon you realize that she’s in pain whenever she walks, jumps, or even sits up. It’s difficult enough to accept that […]

by DogTime
May 30th, 2009

Safe bones for dogs?

Question:What kinds of bones are safe to give my dog?Answer:There are many different kinds of bones out there, so treating your dog to one once in a while will take a bit of research and some common sense. The most important thing to know is that chicken bones are never a safe idea, but some […]

by Jamie Wolf
May 27th, 2009

Vegetarian dog food?

Question:I know that dogs like meat, but I’d like to feed mine a vegetarian diet. Is that safe?Answer:Your dog can live a long and healthy life on a strictly vegetarian diet, but just as you would for yourself, make sure that she’s receiving plenty of protein and all the essential vitamins and nutrients.If you’re introducing […]

by DogTime
May 25th, 2009

Know when to say when

Some dogs seem to be bottomless pits when it comes to eating. This tendency is probably inherited from their ancestors whose food supply was not so regular. They had to gorge themselves whenever the opportunity presented itself. As a result, it’s up you to regulate your dog’s meals.How your dog is fed may be as […]

by DogTime
April 27th, 2009
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