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NYTimes Blog: Paying the Price of a Fat Pet

In a recent article in the New York Times, pet writer Anahad O’Connor discusses the pet obesity problem in America. According to a study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, about half of all dogs and cats are overweight. … Continue reading

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Top 5 Health Issues In American Pets

Working at a pet insurance company, I see such a wide variety of health conditions every day. If you were to ask me which conditions seem to be the most common, I’d have no idea where to start. Fortunately, veterinarian Ann … Continue reading

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Pet News Recap of February 2012

New Animal Planet show features people who choose taxidermy when their pets pass away. Westminster Kennel Club added 6 new breeds to the dog show which was held on February 13-14th. See which ones made the list. The month of … Continue reading

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ABC News: Seven Secrets to Keep Your Pet Trim

Is your pet a little on the chubby side? Are you worried about his gradually increasing waist-line? Whether your pet has a little extra around the middle, or you’re just looking for the best ways to keep your pet healthy, … Continue reading

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Feeding Your Pet: 10 Tips

Pets, just like humans, have different tastes, allergies, and sensitivities to foods. With the growing obesity epidemic in the US, it’s important to pay close attention to what our pets are eating on a daily basis and it all starts … Continue reading

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Infographic: Pudgy Puppies and Fat Felines

Christmas is a time of giving, and most of the time that is a great thing. Unless you are giving too many treats to your pets! It can be easy to increase treat-giving during the holidays because you want to … Continue reading

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Pet Obesity Still a Real Problem

A recent article written by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association entitled “Pudgy Pets Pose Problems for Vets” is a good reminder for all of us to continue to monitor our pet’s weight. Obesity in dogs and cats is a continuous problem … Continue reading

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Is your dog the next Biggest Loser?

Alison Sweeney of the popular reality show, The Biggest Loser, has decided to take on obesity in dogs after a visit to the veterinarian from which she learned that her Boston Terrier was overweight. Similar to the human population, obesity … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns for Obese Pets

We all want to show our petshow much we care about them. Unfortunately, many times we show it with food. Pet obesity has become a huge issue in the last several years (no pun intended), and had led to an … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Company Trupanion Warns of Pet Obesity

Trupanion advises pet owners to pay close attention to their pets’ weight. August 2, 2010 — Pet insurance company Trupanion has released a list of obesity-related claims the company received since 2008, stating that obesity in pets is just as … Continue reading

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