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What's an Overweight Pet?

October is Pet Obesity Awareness month. Recapping to our previous blog discussion about how a few extra pounds on a dog or cat can be life changing, we created a video to help you understand the perspective of how jus...

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The Costs of Having a Fat Pet

I recently discussed some of the common health risks that pets face from being overweight.  The list of diseases and ailments that are associated with a pet being overweight is both long and serious, and will likely...

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A Guide to a Lean and Healthy Cat

October 7th is Pet Obesity Awareness Day. We wrote a post that presented some of the high costs of having an overweight or obese cat. Today we outline some steps to keep your cat lean and healthy. The decisions that ...

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Pet Obesity: Crunching the Numbers

October is pet obesity awareness month and it is the perfect time to review some of the key statistics and information related to pet obesity.  I would argue that the single most impactful thing that pet owners can ...

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Pet Obesity Awareness Month

October is Pet Obesity Awareness Month and we at Petnet.io believe that this is an extremely important topic that does, indeed merit a month of awareness building.  In light of this, we will be publishing a series of ...

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4 Simple Ways to Exercise Your Cat

Cats may sleep an average of 15 hours per day, they still need to get up and play! Exercise is as important for your cat as it is for you. It helps cats to loose weight, maintain a proper weight, strengthen muscles, i...

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U.S. Pet Obesity: The Total Number of Pounds our Dogs are Overweight

According to the 2014 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) survey, the number of obese dogs has risen the past two years and the total number of overweight or obese dogs in the US is almost 44 million. I thou...

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Obesity Epidemic? It’s Not Just You

Obesity statistics in the U.S. have been climbing for decades. According to  the CDC more than one-third of American adults are obese (35.7%). The causes seem to lie not only with genetics, but also (and mostly with) ...

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U.S. Pet Obesity Statistics, 2011-2013

Dr. Ernie Ward and The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) recently released the 2013 results of their pet obesity survey. The study, conducted in the fall of 2013, shows no real improvement since 2011 in th...