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Fat Pets Getting Fatter According to Latest Survey

Over Half the Nation’s Dogs and Cats Now Overweight Costing Pet’s Years and Owners Millions.

APOP Featured in Wall Street Journal

Two Executive Board members featured in Wall Street Journal.

Top pet fitness and weight loss products of 2010

Half of the nearly 171 million dogs and cats in the US are now overweight. The pet industry is helping combat the pet obesity epidemic by developing innovative and effective exercise and weight loss products. Once again the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) is proud to announce its annual Top Pet Fitness and Weight Loss Products for 2010. If you’re looking to give your pet a healthy gift this holiday season, consider these offerings.

What Not to Feed Your Pet: Vets Warn Pet Owners on National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

For Immediate Release Calabash, North Carolina – Oct. 7, 2010 – Everyone’s heard that we humans have a little weight problem. Okay, a huge weight problem. Studies show we’re now sharing those excess pounds with our pets. On October 13, 2010, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) will set out once again to determine how many of our furry friends are too fat. “As a practicing veterinarian for almost twenty years, I’ve never seen
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How Fat Is That Doggie in Your Window?

Pet Weight Translator Compares Weights of Portly Pets to Pudgy People Calabash, North Carolina – August 2, 2010 – Vets concerned about the growing pet obesity epidemic want people to know that a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds and a 14 pound cat is equivalent to a 237 pound man. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) has created an online pet weight translator and tables of
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