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Oh No! My Pet Is Overweight!

Over the past few months I have had a number of conversations with friends regarding their pets being overweight.  I don’t have a pet right now but I used to give tons of treats to our dog when I was growing-up. If our dog howled, I gave her a treat. If the dog jumped over the cushions that my sisters and I set-up, I gave her a treat. If the dog did her business outside quickly because it was 10° out, I gave her a treat. I probably gave a treat for anything and everything.

Perhaps you do the same thing.

The question is what do you do if your pet is overweight?

  • Do you give them diet dog food?
  • Do you take them on longer walks?
  • Do you send them to a pet workout facility?

There is actually a Pet Obesity Prevention Association so apparently this is a pretty big problem. You can even rent a treadmill for your dog or enroll them in swimming lessons at a facility in Los Angles called, ‘K9’s Only.’ I promise I am not making this up.

  • What shape is your pet in?
  • What are you doing to keep them in shape?
  • If your dog or cat is overweight what are you going to do about it?

I look forward to reading your comments.

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