Food Measuring Math: Learn How Much to Feed a Dog

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Featured on PetMD

Feeding dogs seems so simple. You just offer an appropriate dry dog food or wet dog food and never anticipate a problem.

Except, it’s really not that simple.

As pet parents, we care about our dogs’ well-being and health. We monitor how they’re feeling; we take . . . → Read More: Food Measuring Math: Learn How Much to Feed a Dog

Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet

Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet

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Your 8-year-old chocolate lab is putting on weight, and you know she should probably lose a pound or two. But when she looks at you pleadingly with those big brown eyes, how can you resist handing . . . → Read More: Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet

Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet

Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet

Article Found on FDA.gov

Your 8-year-old chocolate lab is putting on weight, and you know she should probably lose a pound or two. But when she looks at you pleadingly with those big brown eyes, how can you resist handing . . . → Read More: Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet

How to Exercise and Play with a Cat

How to Exercise and Play with a Cat

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Do you worry that your indoor cat is not getting enough exercise? While it is true that cats have the evolutionary advantage of a high metabolism that works even as they lounge around (see lions in the wild), they do still need some . . . → Read More: How to Exercise and Play with a Cat

Cats on High Protein Diets Burn More Calories

We all know that if fat cats are to enjoy good health and a long life, we need to help them lose weight. But what type of food is best suited to make that happen?

High Protein Diets Are Best for Weight Loss in Cats

by Dr. Jennifer Coates on PetMD Fat cats — . . . → Read More: Cats on High Protein Diets Burn More Calories

Some Health Conditions Missed in Overweight Pets

Some Health Conditions Missed in Overweight Pets

By Ken Tudor

According to the 2014 AAHA Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, nearly 60 percent of pets are overweight or obese. This condition has been linked to increased risk of serious diseases like diabetes, joint disease, kidney disease, lung disease, and some . . . → Read More: Some Health Conditions Missed in Overweight Pets