National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is Oct 12th

September 30, 2016 in Aerowood Animal Hospital


Pet obesity continues to be a growing problem, affecting the majority of US dogs and cats. Research conducted in 2015 by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that approximately 58 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs were overweight or obese.


Going for a walk a few times per week can do wonders for both you and your pet. There are also specially formulated foods to help pets lose weight. Call your veterinarian to schedule a wellness visit which can include a consultation on weight management and the food options best for your situation.


On Wednesday, October 12, the APOP will conduct their Tenth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey. The association requests that pet owners record simple information for each pet in their household. The goal is to determine more accurately the exact number of pets in the United States that are overweight or obese in an effort to lengthen pets’ lives by fighting against obesity-related illness and death.


Click on this link to sign-up and participate in the study:


About The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention


The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) has launched campaigns to fight pet obesity within the veterinary medical community, veterinary schools, and state and local veterinary organizations. APOP has also reached out to various media outlets. They are made up of dedicated veterinarians and veterinary healthcare personnel who are committed to making the lives of dogs, cats, all other animals and people healthier and more vital.

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