Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Podcast: Increasing Rates of Obesity in Our Cats and Dogs

We love our pets. But sometimes, when it comes to rewarding them with treats and food, we might love them a little too much. As a result, our pets are increasingly overweight and obese.

To help quantify just how serious this issue has become, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (for which Dr. Peterson serves as a board member) conducts annual surveys on obesity in U.S. pets. Just last week, the group released its 6th annual survey.

In the latest AVMA Animal Tracks podcast, Dr. Ernie Ward, founder of APOP, discusses this year's results. To here the podcast, click this link.

For more information about the 2012 National Pet Obesity survey results or the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention in general, please visit their website at www.petobesityprevention.com.

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