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The Overweight Pet
The Overweight Pet
How to Identify and Assist Your Overweight (or Obese) DogA recent survey indicates over 50 percent of America's pet population is overweight or obese. If you or your veterinarian feel that your pet would benefit from a reduction in body weight, this discussion should help you to understand how to help overweight dogs lose weight. Weight loss for obese cats, however, is more complicated and...
Choosing the Best Dog Food
By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM "What is the best food to feed a dog?" Every day veterinarians are asked that question by dog owners. It's a sincere question because most dog owners want to feed the very best to their furry friends. Good health begins with proper nutrition, regardless of price or convenience of acquisition. Please understand that the entire discussion on this page relates to healthy dogs...
7 Medical Causes Behind Weight Gain
Your pet is overweight, and being the conscientious pet owner, you have made the necessary changes to your pet’s diet and activity levels, but your pet is still overweight. In fact, not only is he still overweight, he seems to be gaining more weight. If diet and exercise are not solving the problem, what else is there? There are other valid reasons for weight gain besides eating habits and lack...
Controlling Your Pet’s Eating Behavior
Some pets eat like they are never going to see food again, gulping it down so fast they barely have time to chew it, let alone taste it. If it seems that your dog or cat is eating meals faster than necessary, and is behaving in an obsessive manner towards the food, there are some methods you can use to modify your pet’s behavior. Why is Eating Fast Bad?First, why should you be concerned with...
Choosing the Best Feeding Method for Your Dog
Nurturing a dog or cat is not as easy at it looks from the outside. Suddenly, you find yourself fretting over dog collars, shampoos, treats... Once you have finally picked the right dog food, then you have to decide which method of feeding you are going to use. There are two main methods, both of which have their own benefits and drawbacks. Free FeedingFree feeding is when you fill a bowl and...
Pet Food (What You Need to Know) for Your Pet's Sake
By Dr. Donna Spector Following is a series of posts that will help educate pet owners about reading labels and choosing foods they can trust for their pets. It is easy to be fooled by marketing gimmicks and misleading label claims … pets don't question what they eat … so we must.  What is really in pet food? The pictures presented on cans and bags of pet food conjure up...