Large-Scale Study Finds Cat Obesity is on the Rise

Researchers at Canada’s Ontario Veterinary College analyzed the electronic veterinary health data of over 19 million cats and found that not only do cats tend to put on weight as they age, but they also have been getting fatter over the past few decades. The study, published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical … Continue reading Large-Scale Study Finds Cat Obesity is on the Rise

New Pet Obesity Statistics for U.S. Dogs and Cats

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has released the results of its 2018 Pet Obesity Survey.  You can click HERE to read the full report.  Here are a few interesting findings about our pets: 59.5% of cats and 55.8% of dogs are classified as either overweight or obese.  This translates to 56 million cats and … Continue reading New Pet Obesity Statistics for U.S. Dogs and Cats

Dogs and Humans Share Similar Gut Microbiomes

The human microbiome (the many microorganisms that live in and on our body) is a popular topic in science news these days.  Researchers are especially interested in how the microbes that live in our intestines impact our health and well-being. Our pets have microbiomes too, and a recent study of the canine gut microbiome has … Continue reading Dogs and Humans Share Similar Gut Microbiomes