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.
New Research from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention Shows a Rise of Obese Pets in 2014 March 26, 2015, Calabash, N.C.—The majority of the nation’s dogs and cats continue to be overweight, and most pet owners aren’t aware of the problem, according to new research from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). The eighth annual National Pet Obesity Prevalence Survey conducted by APOP found 58% of U.S. cats and 53% of dogs were
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On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention will conduct our Tenth Annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey. In order to do this, we need your help. On October 12, we are asking you to record simple information for each pet that you perform a routine examination on that day. How many pets and the detail of information you obtain is up to you.
Obesity Plagues Pets, Industry Being Challenged to Effect Change CALABASH, N.C., MARCH 31, 2014—Most of the nation’s pets are overweight, and a majority of their owners are blind to the issue. New research, released by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), tells an alarming story. Veterinarians who assessed pets for the recent study recognized that more than half are overweight or obese. Cats carry the largest share of the obesity burden with 57.6 percent
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Pet Obesity Rates Rise, Cats Heavier Than Ever Fifty-five Percent of U.S. Dogs and Cats Overweight in Latest Veterinary Survey Calabash, N.C., March 12, 2013 – U.S. pet obesity rates continued to increase in 2012 with the number of overweight cats reaching an all-time high. The sixth annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found 52.5 percent of dogs and 58.3 percent of cats to
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Daily Caloric Needs for Average Indoor Pets: Cats 10 lbs. 180 to 200 calories; Dogs 10 lbs. 200 to 275 calories; 20 lbs. 325 to 400 calories; 50 lbs. 700 to 900 calories; Daily Caloric Needs for ...
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