Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pet Obesity - Popular Pet Treats to Watch Out For

Let's admit it, pet obesity is on the rise. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention notes that an estimated 50% of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese. We can all admit to giving in once in awhile to those longing eyes begging for just a small nibblet of our dinner, our pets know what they are doing!

It isn't a surprise to know that feeding your pet human food is a no no but did you know that some of the most popular pet food and treats on the market could be contributing to those extra pounds? A big culprit are dental chew bones. They may freshen your pets breath but can pack a large amount of calories for your pet. For a run down of healthy pet weights and a list of popular pet treats and their calories, check out veterinarian Ernie Ward's Pet Weights and Treat Caloric Content research below.

Ernie Ward is the founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention and author of "Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter – A Vet's Plan to Save Their Lives."

Find more information on treats that can make your pets fat.

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