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New Diabetes Guidelines for Dogs and Cats from AAHA

Diabetes is on the rise in pets, both dogs and cats. So, it’s more of a concern than ever before. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has newly released, 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. Dr. Heather Loenser of the AAHA talks here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about diabetes…

Cats: Inside or Outside?

If we love our cats, then why in the world do we expect them to cope with the harsh realities of life outside? Defenders maintain there’s a tradeoff. Multiple studies support that cats living only indoors live several years longer than cats who sometimes navigate life outside. Still, there’s a surprising medical revelation about a…

A Third of Pets Are Overweight or Obese

Our pets are growing sideways, as I discuss on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show HERE with Dr. Kirk Brueninger, lead researcher at Banfield for the current state of pet health. According to Banfield, about a third of our cats and dogs are overweight or obese, and the numbers are increasing at alarming…

Pet Safety on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I offer tips on keeping pets safe and happy during the Thanksgiving holiday, with help from Aunt Faye. Here’s are some basics, although I discuss much more in the video: *Keep human food on the table *Keep pets calm, perhaps in their own quite zone. Things that can help: closed doors, pheromone products…

New Pet Technology Monitors

What do our dogs do when we’re not home? When we’re not observing them? Perhaps they’re ordering pizza and inviting their friends over. How would you know? I speak HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Theresa DePorter about new technology in the pet world, our pets’ fitness, and how…

Obesity: A Common Disease in Pets

“My pet isn’t overweight or obese.” It’s a common refrain from pet owners. Sometimes they may be right, sometimes not. Dr. Ernie Ward, founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention talks pet obesity HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show.  Based on body condition scoring, more than half of America’s dogs and cats are too…

Obesity Epidemic in Pets

It’s a big problem – and that’s meant in every possible way. In the U.S., according to the Association for Pet Obesity 54 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats are overweight or obese. That’s not good. But it gets worse. Now, according to a new data released by the pet health insurer Animal…

Winn Feline Foundation Funded Study on Overweight Cats Eating Behavior

A 2015 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention indicates 58% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. Overweight animals are more susceptible to the development of health problems such as diabetes mellitus, lameness, and nonallergic skin conditions.  In addition, overweight body condition may be associated with increased oxidative stress on…

Killing Our Pets With Love, Overweight and Obese Pets

As our love for our pets has grown, so have the pets themselves. An estimated 52.6 percent of U.S. dogs are overweight or obese, and 57.6 percent of ats are also overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). Many veterinarians say the problem has become an epidemic — just as…

Pet Nutrition Assessments in Every Office Visit

Pet Nutrition Alliance supports veterinarians speaking with clients about nutrition during every visit, offering pet nutrition assessments. 1. Client is asked to complete a brief nutritional history form prior to the visit. 2. Screening evaluation, including assessing body condition scoring and muscle mass scoring. 3. Dietary Conversation/recommendation with Dr. Susan Little, and Dr. Bernhard Pukay…

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