October 9th is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

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As pet parents the health of our tail-wagging chums can literally be a weighty issue when we notice that our pup is beginning to pack on pounds. According to Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2013 State of Pet Health Report, the rate of overweight and obese pets has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with one […]

“Dieting With My Dog” Released for National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

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Today is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a time when the attention of pet lovers is turned to the ever-expanding waistlines of their pets. With the number of overweight and obese pets on the rise, this weighty issue is one that, for the health and well-being of dogs, demands attention. Coinciding with this week’s awareness […]

Oct. 14 Declared National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Is your pooch pudgy? If so, he’s got a lot of company out there…over 50 percent of the pets in the US are considered overweight. The numbers aren’t quite as bad for dogs (44 percent overweight) as for cats (57 percent) but there’s a lot of room for improvement. To focus awareness on this growing […]