If you’re reading this, you may be concerned that your dog is overweight, and considering over 50 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese, your concern is justified. Here are six ways to tell if your dog is overweight.
hile eating disorders are well known in humans, not many people know about the eating disorders that affect dogs. Animals have different reasons for having unusual eating habits, but they can be just as troubling for concerned dog owners. Here are six eating disorders that affect dogs.
There are extreme circumstances in which the weight of the animal exceeds their ability to negotiate normal, physical activity, but the question is, when do we ask the government to step in, and, more importantly, should we?
Obesity in dogs is almost as common as it is in humans. Experts estimate 56 percent of dogs are obese in the United States, and those extra pounds can come with serious health consequences.
Our readers have questions about dog obesity and feeding. We pitched those questions to Dr. Susan Aiello, DVM to get some answers!
Little White Socks came to an elementary school eight years ago. Now he has to go on a diet, as students, staff, and teachers fed him too much over the years. He weighs 110 pounds!
Almost a dozen of the deadliest diseases for a dog or cat are examined along with treatments, mortality rates, and potential cures for the afflictions.
For pet owners who think they’ve tried everything to get their pet to shed some excess pounds, a solution may be available, albeit from an unlikely source: television.Reality-TV show The Biggest Loser pits humans against each other, and the one who loses the most weight in the shortest amount of time wins a cash prize. […]