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.
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.
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.
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.