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Pet Obesity: Health...

Do you have a corpulent canine or flabby feline?  Can you determine if your pet is overweight or...

Online Weight Loss Solutions...

We all owe a great deal of gratitude to Bill Hewlett, Dave Packard, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sergey...

How Gene Research Can Help...

It's easy to admit that people and pets are healthier when they eat nutritious food. What's...
 

Walking the walk: On joint pain, weight loss, muscle atrophy and...

Pet owners make all kinds of excuses for their fat pets. This especially popular Dolittler entry from a few months back exposes them. Today’s post offers yet another I should have detailed. It's one that gets cited most every time I discuss a canine exercise regimen in any detail: “But she hurts whenever I try to exercise her.”

Weight is Not a Good Indicator of Fitness

For years, preoccupation with achieving a certain weight has been the goal of weight loss programs. But weight has proven to be an inaccurate measure of fitness.

Weight loss in pets: success through competition

There’s nothing like a little healthy competition to stimulate a salubrious fitness regimen—and maybe a little bit of good PR along the way.

Water as a Weight Control Measure

Obesity is one of the top health problems facing cats today. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 50 million cats are overweight or obese in the United States alone. All that extra body fat puts overweight cats at higher than average risk for diabetes mellitus, hepatic lipidosis (a potentially fatal liver...

How to get your cat to eat vegetables...and lose weight

OK, so this post isn’t all about vegetable feeding or a feline vegetarian diets (which I’m not big on). If you’ve Googled up this entry in error, however, please consider reading it anyway.

How Water Can Help Your Cat Lose Weight - and Keep It Off

Estimates of obesity in cats are as high as 50 percent of all cats. An often cited reason for this health problem is the increasing caloric density of food. Cat foods, especially the dry types, have become more and more calorie dense, often exceeding 375-400 calories per cup. The average cat only needs about 200-250 calories per...

What is the Weight of a Rottweiler?

Rottweilers are a big breed, right? But what exactly is their weight range? We have the scoop.

Prebiotics and Weight Loss in Pets

Prebiotics are commonly used to promote better general health and aid in the treatment of a host of intestinal problems common in pets. Recent studies in rats and humans suggest that these fiber supplements may also be an effective aid in treating obesity.

Snooks the Obese Cat Documents Weight-Loss Journey Online

Snooks, a very large 35 1/2 pound cat that couldn't even walk to his litter box is making a huge splash on the Internet.

The Slentrol challenge: How four obese dogs lost big weight last...

You may think four dogs is not a very big sample size. Nonetheless, my experience has to count for something. Last month I put four middle-aged, morbidly obese dogs on a strict diet, explaining that if they didn’t lose a significant amount of weight (5 lbs for all 75 to 115-pounders in the group) we’d be forced to give Slentrol a...

Weight Problems With Your Cat? 5 Steps to Help

A recent study discovered that over 50 percent of cats were either overweight or obese. Which begs the question why?

Pet Weight Loss Foods Need Special Qualities

It is commonly thought that pets can just be fed less of their regular food during a weight loss program. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Regular adult maintenance foods are generally lacking in the special needs qualities that are found in diet foods.