How to Identify an Overweight or Obese Dog
Aug22

How to Identify an Overweight or Obese Dog

Pet Obesity   How to identify an overweight or obese dog Last week I discussed the measurement of food going into our pet’s dish, and how as little as a few extra pieces of kibble can make a difference in our pet’s waistline. How can we identify an overweight or obese dog? Can we tell if a pet is overweight just by looking at it? What about the number on the scales? Can you “feel” if your dog is overweight? The simple answer to...

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Pet Obesity and Its Challenges
Aug08

Pet Obesity and Its Challenges

Pet Obesity and Its Challenges Pet obesity is something I know a few things about. Am I proud that I know much about the causes, effects, and challenges that come with having an obese pet? No. And yes. No, because to that means I once had an obese pet. Yes, because I did something about it and my dog is healthier for of it. According to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention “Obesity continues to be the greatest health threat to...

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How To Outsmart A Cat – in 5 Steps
Nov14

How To Outsmart A Cat – in 5 Steps

In a previous post I wrote about the challenges of having 2 cats and their differences. The biggest challenge to date has been with our cat Lloyd. Lloyd loves food! Lloyd would do anything for food! I believe when Lloyd is eating, he is thinking about when and where his next meal will be. Because of Lloyd’s obsession with food, his need to loose weight, his obsession with Lily’s food, a food that makes him sick,...

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The Cat “Food” in the Box
Aug25

The Cat “Food” in the Box

There are 2 cats in our household and they couldn’t possibly be any different from one another. Cat number 1 is Lily.  Lily was adopted from the Humane Society as a kitten over 12 years ago. She was just a tiny little thing when we brought her home and not much has changed from that first day, she has grown up into a lovely looking cat, but she is still  petite weighing just over 6 pounds.   Food has never been a priority...

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