Underweight Dogs

Underweight Dogs

There are many resources available to deal with a chubby puppy, but fewer resources to help an underweight dog gain weight. Dogs can sometimes struggle to maintain healthy body weight for various reasons and when recovering from protracted illness or a surgical...
Weight Loss Coaching for Dogs

Weight Loss Coaching for Dogs

In the Clinician’s Brief of 2013 from the 12th Annual American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium showed a fascinating study relevant to the care and feeding our barking four-legged friends. It seems that dogs lose more...
A Doggy and Me Diet Book

A Doggy and Me Diet Book

October 12 is the annual date of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. It was also the day in 2011 that Peggy Frezon chose to release her book Dieting with My Dog. Peggy Frezon has shared her weight loss experience with her dog and decided to write about their joined...
Weighing Your Dog at Home

Weighing Your Dog at Home

While we may not get a treat every time we step on the scale, your dog may, especially if he stays still and the vet encourages good behavior with positive reinforcement. However, pet owners should also keep aware of their pet’s weight and occasionally weight them at...
Finding Your Dog’s Healthy Weight

Finding Your Dog’s Healthy Weight

Each dog is unique and can vary in size even within their breeds. The “average” weight for a cockapoo is impossible to determine. Each breed has its own unique physical characteristics. While the breed standard weight of two breeds could be 45 pounds, the breeds could...