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Helping Your Dog Reach an Ideal Weight

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After a holiday season of (over) indulgence, January is always the time of getting back on track in terms of weight and fitness. We’ve had some cold weather but milder temperatures now have us getting more active with two long walks a day. One reason for the additional exercise is the continued goal of helping […]

Helping Your Dog Lose Weight

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Summer is just around the corner so we know what that means for all of us: swimsuit season! As we all look at the scale (and let’s don’t even talk about the mirror!) and wonder why we overindulged so much this winter, we also need to take a look at our dog’s figure. Is your […]

Win a $25 Target GC from Project Pet Slim Down!

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For the last six weeks, Irie and Tiki have been getting ready for our trip to the Texas coast…and for swimsuit season On their last vet visit, our veterinarian recommended that both girls needed to trim back a bit. For six weeks, we paid extra special care minding their diet and exercise, carefully measuring their […]

Understanding Lite vs. Weight Management Formulas

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Do you understand the difference between “lite formula” and “weight management formulas”? The above video from The Nutro Company looks at helping manage your dog’s weight and follows Mister, a 13-year-old dog, who was having some weight issues. Follow along as the parents of adorable Mister discuss the issues they were seeing with their dog […]

Choosing Healthy Feeding Habits [Infographic]

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We all start off January with the best of intentions. We’re going to lose weight. We’re going to get in shape. We’re going to get our dogs more active and get a handle on their weight, too. But the end of January is drawing near…and how much progress have most of us made on those […]

2012 Gift Guide: SlimDoggy

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Are you looking for a way to help your dog lose weight? SlimDoggy, a new iPhone app, can  help your dog “Be a SlimDoggy, not a Chubby Puppy!” According to the founders of this innovative new app: SlimDoggy, a “Nike + for dogs”, is based on our experience with Jack– a Yellow Lab that we […]

Diet & Fitness Gift Guide: “Dieting with My Dog”

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Book: Dieting With My Dog: One Busy Life; Two Full Figures and Unconditional Love Author: Peggy Frezon Publisher: Hubble & Hattie DogTipper Review: Dieting With My Dog is a straightforward, honest account of the author Peggy Frezon’s efforts to overcome her struggles with weight. She had tried diet after diet but nothing “took” until she discovered […]

“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 […]

Dr. Marty Becker: Recognizing Dog Obesity

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We’re so excited to have this video that Dr. Marty Becker filmed especially for DogTipper! Dr. Marty Becker is known as “America’s Veterinarian” and is seen on “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. Oz Show.” Dr. Becker has teamed up with PETCO to bring awareness to some heartbreaking health problems that can be a result […]

Keeping Your Dog Fit and Trim

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As with humans, obesity in pets is an increasing problem. October—National Pet Wellness Month—is the perfect time to kick start a new routine that will keep your pet happy, healthy, and fit. Today we have a guest post from pet care/health expert Michael Landa, the CEO of Nulo, Inc., an all-natural pet food company with […]

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