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The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has recently released new weight management guidelines for dogs and cats. It is written with an audience of veterinarians in mind, but is also valuable reading for owners, particularly if you are finding it difficult to help your dog or cat get down to a healthy weight or can't understand why your veterinarian keeps harping on the topic. Credit: Thinkstock The document starts by discussing the severity of the problem... Up to 59% of dogs and cats are overweight, making this the most common nutritional disorder identified in veterinary practice. Excess weight can reduce longevity and adversely affect quality of life. The hormones and...

Ways To Slim Down With Your Pet

By Hannah Woit A pudgy pup may be cute, but extra weight is just as serious for him as it is for you--with the potential for the same health complications, such as joint pain, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes (Find out now—Is Your Pet Diabetic?) If you and your pet could stand to lose a few pounds, you may be…

10 Ways to Help Your Cat Lose Weight in 2013

Garfield may make fat cats look cute, but the problems that arise from feline obesity are far from funny. Extra pounds on your pussycat can cause feline diabetes, arthritis, breathing difficulties and heart disease. Sadly, feline obesity is on the rise in the United States. According to a survey conducted by the Association…

Britain's Fattest Dog Has Massive Weight-Loss Journey

Labrador Alfie is as charming as the classic English ladies man, but not quite as slim. According to The (U.K.) Telegraph, Alfie weighs over 170 pounds and is thought to be the fattest dog in Britain. The sweet-mannered pooch grew to this surprising size due to sad circumstances. Alfie's former owner suffers from…

Formerly Fat Cat Otto Loses 16 Lbs

By: Jennifer Merritt  Losing 16 pounds is enough to make anyone feel like the cat’s pajamas. And that's exactly how Otto, the cat that once weighed 35 pounds -- the equivalent of a 500-pound man -- looks and feels today, according to PARADE. RELATED: 8 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Our…

You think you're the only one who has holiday weight gain to work off? No way, homey. Just like you, this pigeon has a New Year's resolution to lose a few extra pounds. Unfortunately, there aren't any avian-catering Gold's Gyms or Bally Total Fitnesses. Good thing this bird can improvise....