Overweight dogs and cats have become a common phenomenon among many homes. Despite how cute a pudgy little belly may seem on a cat or how adorable a few extra ripples can be on a puppy, pet obesity is a serious issue that has led to an increase in pet health complications, along with a decrease in the quality of life for many pets.
Submitted by Petique on Thursday, January 31, 2013
As January rolls into February, many people have already forgotten about their New Year Resolutions, and the most common resolution is to get in shape. If you have a dog, we have good news. A recent study has shown that owing a dog often provides a better “return on investment” than having a membership to a gym. The full article, written by Kate Wilson, can be found at www.petsblog.com, but below are some of the key findings.
Submitted by Indulgence on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
When most of us hear about cruelty to animals we think skinny, malnutrition, and under fed animals. That’s not always the case. Over-feeding your cat or dog can lead to just as many medical conditions as under feeding. A recent article sited by the Wall Street Journal reported that over half of U.S. dogs and cats are now overweight or obese. The study was conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. According to the study, one-fifth of dogs and cats are obese -- weighing 30% over a healthy weight.
Submitted by Indulgence on Saturday, October 22, 2011
It is no secret that Southern Delaware encompasses many characteristics to make for a wonderful and relaxing vacation for families and individuals, however many locals and vacationers don’t know that it can also be a nice getaway for pets as well. All across Delaware there are state parks that cater to the needs of families and individuals with pets. There are just a few simple rules that must be adhered to in order for you and your pet to have the vacation you have so desperately needed.
1. All pets must be vaccinated and licensed appropriately.
No one who loves pets needs an excuse to own one. They are fun, adorable, and provide great companionship. But did you also know that owning a pet can also be healthy for you? According to a book by veterinarian Marty Becker called "The Healing Power of Pets," owning a pet provides a litter of health benefits.
As summer nears and the weather turns more palpable for longer walks with your dog, should you reevaluate your dog’s collar/harness? Every dog owner has their own opinion on what is best for their dog. Whether they are talking about what food is best or how to train their dog, it’s all a matter of opinion.If you are having a problem deciding whether a harness or collar is the best choice for you dog here are some facts that may help you decide which to use for your dog.