Pet Obesity Awareness Day | Caring for your Critter
Today we are joining the Caring for Critters Round Robin and writing about one of the more serious and invasive pet health issues around – Obesity.
I know this isn’t a new topic for us to cover, we write about nutrition, health, fitness and exercise almost everyday, so why the special post today?
Today, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) is conducting their annual Pet Obesity Awareness Survey. APOP is one of the sole sources of data and statistics on this growing epidemic and we fully support their efforts to monitor the issue and raise awareness among pet owners, and more importantly, among veterinarians.
The survey appears to be for veterinarians only, but you can look at the survey and assess your own dog yourself. The survey is here.
In addition to reviewing the survey, we’ve collected a variety of our favorite posts on fighting pet obesity. Bookmark this for future use or share with anyone you know who has an overweight pup.
Pet Obesity Readings:
What should YOUR Breed of dog weigh?
Helping Your Pudgy Pooch Back To Slim and Trim
5 Tips to Help Your Dog Shed Weight (not hair)
Pet obesity: Tips on how to avoid killing your dog
SlimDoggy Fit Tips #1
Tips for Keeping Your Dog Fit and Slim: Infographic #2
Exercise Alternatives for Senior Dogs
How Much Should I Feed My Dog
Your Dog Can’t Out Exercise a Poor Diet
Blog the Change: How can YOU Help Fight Pet Obesity?
Cardio Exercises for Your Dog
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