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My dog’s not overweight… right?

On Pet Obesity Awareness Day, we're taking a look at what we can do to fight pet obesity. Have you ever looked at your dog and wondered if they are overweight? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. It’s not always easy to notice when a dog is overweight, even obese. But you can become a better observer of your dog and their health may depend on it. According to recent research, 56% of dogs are obese or overweight. What’s most concerning is that overweight dogs live 2 ½ years shorter, on average, than those with a healthy body weight. In this post, we’ll show you how you can visually evaluate your dog’s weight and how portion control can help prevent unintentional overfeeding, a leading cause of dog obesity.

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How Many Treats Should You Feed a Dog in a Day?

Giving your pup treats can be a great way to reward your dog for good behavior or to help teach your pooch a new obedience skill or trick. Or let’s be honest – sometimes we love spoiling our pups because they are so darn cute. The problem is that when we give our dogs treats in addition to their everyday meals, this can sometimes cause a pup to consume more calories than they need to maintain a healthy weight. Unfortunately, over time, this unintentional overfeeding can make a dog overweight.

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7 Great Ways to Keep Your Dog Occupied Indoors

Sometimes it can be tricky keeping your pup entertained indoors. And it’s important to find solutions, as bored dogs can resort to destructive behaviors, like chewing furniture and shoes. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to entertain your pup at home. Read on to learn 7 ways to help stop your dog from being bored indoors.

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The Scoop on Portion Control

One of the best ways to ensure dog health, and prevent vet visits, is to feed your dog the right amount of food.

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Trash Your Bins to Save Your Kibble

If you’re storing kibble in plastic containers, read on to learn more about the dangers associated with plastic storage bins and our five tips for a healthier nutritional routine.

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