Pet obesity, especially among dogs and cats, has been steadily paralleling human obesity. Veterinarians and animal health experts said human behavior and lifestyles are partly responsible for fat cats and pudgy pooches ? they most likely eat how their owners eat, and exercise as much as their owners exercise. In the United States, more than 44 percent of dogs and 57 percent of cats are either overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.
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The pet food industry is vast, but one segment of its market has seen tremendous growth in the last few years: high-end, premium products. Several factors have helped propel this particular segment to the fore, from competition within the market, to the disposable income. Perhaps the strongest driving force is the anthropomorphism of pets ? that they are now, more than ever, considered as family members. Why shouldn’t they dine as such?
The next issue of Petsguide Magazine is devoted to traveling with pets, and we’re seeking advice from the experts: you!
March 1: How awesome is your family pet?
Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 are encouraged to enter their pets ? furry, feathery or scaly ? in San Juan Capistrano’s Kid’s Pet Parade, one of the city’s annual festivities. There are several categories, and one lucky pair will have the chance to strut their stuff at the Swallows Day Parade!
When we asked six pet food industry experts to give us the inside scoop on pet food, they told us everything we ever wanted to know (and some things we didn’t!).
Humans have between 9,000 and 10,000 taste buds. Guess how many tastebuds your pet has? Click here.
Don’t give sweets to your furry sweetheart this season.
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More than 500 pups and their people participated in a 3K walk around the Shoreline Village Lighthouse Peninsula in Long Beach on November 17 as part of Veterinary Pet Insurance’s second annual K9K Walk for Pet Cancer.