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  1. The Biggest Loser (AKA New Year’s Resolutions)


    January 20, 2012 by Linda Ford


    Personally I can’t stand to watch that re- ality show, but one of my daughters just is addicted to it. I still like Survivor though. I haven’t seen anybody get fat on that show! January is the month for resolutions and a large number of large people choose this month to get started losing. Did you know that the CDC says that 33 percent of Americans are obese? And guess what? The American Veterinary Medical Association puts pet obesity at the same percentage. The correlation cannot be a coincidence. And both of these figures are on the rise. Obese people and pets are subject to the same diseases associated with obesity as well. After all we have the same organs — stomach, liver, kidneys, joints. However, pets do not have opposable thumbs. That means they can’t open the refrigerator door. When dogs are obese, they are prone to contracting diabetes, heart disease, respiratory issues, urinary tract issues and arthritis often in the form of hip dysplasia. Obese cats can develop a very serious and life threatening disease called hepatic lipidosis or “fatty liver.” Here is your three-step program for Fido to become the biggest loser on your block: 1. First, …


  2. Happy New Year, 2012!


    January 8, 2012 by wcobserver


    Can you believe it’s the year 2012? I can’t. I’m still stuck on the year 1999! Anyway, here we are the end of the world or so they thought in 1999. Here’s hoping the year 2012 is the best ever for you, your family and your pets. Here are a few reminders to help start off the year healthy and happy for your pets. If you received a puppy or kitten for Christmas this is the perfect time to begin their health care program. Puppies and kittens are born with worms and they can be transmitted to children.