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New Dog Obesity Study Finds Correlation to Human’s Weight

In a recent study, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that 56% of dogs in the United States were overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese leads to just as many health concerns and quality of life issues in the lives of dogs as it does in that of humans. Finding out what factors are associated with obesity in dogs can help with prevention and weight management so that our dogs can live the healthiest, happiest lives possible. Determining these … Read more

8 Things You Need To Know About Obesity In Dogs

We hear all the time about the dangers of obesity in humans, but have you ever stopped to think about how those same dangers apply to your dog? You may love how happy your dog becomes when you give him a treat, or maybe you’re a sucker for hungry eyes, but either way, you may be shortening your dog’s life by giving in. Here are 8 things you should know about obesity in dogs – you may be loving your … Read more

How Much Food Should You Feed Your Dog?

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. The 2018 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that 56% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Obesity can lead to serious complications ad health concerns for your dog, and it can rescue the quality of their life if not addressed properly. Overfeeding, too many treats, and not getting enough exercise/activity … Read more

7 Vet-Recommended Tips To Help Your Dog Lose Weight

Dogs are our beloved companions, sharing in just about everything we do. Unfortunately, this close bond also extends to their eating and exercise habits. Much like American humans, more than half of the nation’s dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Chubby pups are at risk for many of the same health problems overweight people face, including diabetes, heart disease, and crippling arthritis. If you are ready to help your dog lose weight, consider these 7 tips from veterinarian and … Read more

10 Most Common Dog Obesity-Related Illnesses

Nationwide, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet insurance, just revealed that dog obesity is on the rise for the fifth straight year. In 2014, Nationwide members filed for more than $54 million in pet insurance claims for conditions and diseases related to obesity, a 10 percent growth over the last two years. Obesity is not about looks – it’s about health. Nationwide went through their database of more than half a million insured pets to give dog owners … Read more