National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is Oct 7th

September 28, 2015 in Aerowood Animal Hospital

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) will conduct their Ninth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey. The 2014 survey by APOP shows that approximately 58% of cats (over 55 million) and 53% of dogs (nearly 44 million) in the United States are overweight or obese.

 

The association requests that pet owners and veterinarians record simple information for each pet in their household or that they see in their clinic that day. 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: http://www.petobesityprevention.org/2015-national-pet-obesity-awareness-day/

 

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.

2015 Pet Obesity Awareness Day

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