Pet Obesity on the Rise
Pet obesity is on the rise for the fifth straight year. Research conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that approximately 58% of cats and 54% of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015. Obesity-related conditions include arthritis, bladder/urinary tract disease, low thyroid hormone production and diabetes. Nationwide, a provider of pet health insurance, reported that more than $54 million claims were filed in 2014 for conditions and diseases related to pet obesity. Read more...
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National Puppy Day
Ohhh, oodles of cuteness!! March 23 is National Puppy Day!! Not only is it a special day to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives, but, more importantly, it's a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills. National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert and Author, Colleen Paige. Read more at the National Puppy Day website.
National Poison Prevention Week is officially recognized March 20-26, 2016, but the Pet Poison Helpline works 365 days a year to try and help educate pet owners on common pet toxins and how to prevent poisoning emergencies. They provide resources to help communicate prevention tips to pet owners. In honor of Poison Prevention Week, here is link to the Pet Poison Helpline website where you can access lots of great free information on common pet toxins, poison proofing your home, and the signs and symptoms of dog or cat poisoning.