2016 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

2016 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention will conduct our Tenth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey.

Veterinary Healthcare Providers

Fellow veterinary clinics, we need your help. On October 12 (or during the month of October) 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. More is better but our goal is to determine as accurately as possible the number of pets in the United States that are overweight or obese. Our past experience demonstrates that this should add no more than 1-2 minutes to your normal physical examination routine.

iPad Mini Giveaway: For every clinic that submits a minimum of 20 accepted study pets, you will receive an entry into a drawing for a FREE iPad Mini!

Pet Owners

Sign up to receive a short questionnaire to be completed during October.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBVCKZH For every completed survey, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE copy of Dr. Ernie Ward‘s book on pet obesity, nutrition, and home-prepared meals, “Chow Hounds.”

If you are interested, simply complete the form and we will contact you with handouts and instructions to complete the study. This study is independent of any and all corporate sponsorships or involvements. It is important that this study remain neutral to protect the integrity and interpretation of results. If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns feel free to contact me directly: DrErnieWard@gmail.com.

Please help us in our fight against obesity.

Veterinary Clinics: iPad Mini Giveaway – For every clinic that submits a minimum of 20 accepted study pets, you will receive an entry into a drawing for a FREE iPad Mini! Each set of 20 completed adult pets earns another drawing entry!

Pet Owners: Book Giveaway – Sign up to receive a short questionnaire to be completed during October. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBVCKZH For every completed survey, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE copy of Dr. Ernie Ward‘s book on pet obesity, nutrition, and home-prepared meals, “Chow Hounds.”

If you are interested, simply complete the form and we will contact you with handouts and instructions to complete the study. This study is independent of any and all corporate sponsorships or involvements. It is important that this study remain neutral to protect the integrity and interpretation of results. If you have any suggestions, questions, or concerns feel free to contact me directly: DrErnieWard@PetObesityPrevention.org or 910-849-1295.

Join the 2016 Study

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Study Instructions and Data Collection Sheet

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2016 Pet Obesity Survey Instructions

2016 Pet Obesity Survey Data Sheet