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Help for the Overweight Dog

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

It’s very possible that you’re living with a fat dog, but statistics say that you’re not alone.

overweight beagle sitting

Running with Dogs

Friday, April 26th, 2019

It’s important to assess your dog’s overall physical condition – and interest – before bringing him out for a jog.

How accurate are dog-activity trackers?

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

There are countless gadgets available these days for people to track everything from our heart rate to our stress levels. So perhaps it’s no surprise that there also are quite a few products that now claim to similarly monitor your dog’s activity and health, including tracking what your pet is up to all day at home while you’re at work.

Our Fat Pets

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Dr. Deborah Linder was quoted in an article on pet obesity appearing in The New York Times on August 2, 2018. The piece includes her comments on how veterinarians assess whether or not an animal is overweight and also calls attention to the challenge of pet owners equating food with love when caring for their animals.

Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Deborah Linder spoke with Reuters about a study by The Ohio State University on the benefits and risks of having pets in nursing homes. She emphasized the positive effects but noted that proper precautions need to be taken to ensure safety for all involved.

Benefits of Reading to Spot

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

In a study, reading aloud to dogs improved children’s attitudes toward school books.

Weight Loss Foods and Actual Calorie Count

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Today, you can find at least 50 cat foods on the market with promises on their labels that claim everything from “weight loss” to “reduced calorie” to “weight management.

Cat eating canned cat food

Helping Your Cat to Lose Weight

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Slimming down an overweight feline companion takes patience and dedication — and also veterinary expertise and direction. Here’s why.

Improve Your Picky Eater’s Diet

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

A dog doesn’t have to be too thin to be a poor eater. Plenty of picky eaters are overweight. Too thin or too heavy, there are strategies for enticing dogs who eat too little, or too little of the right foods.

dog next to bowl of dog food