Taken from CBS News Article: “According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, roughly 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. The group’s research shows that that rate continues to rise. And more than 90 percent of owners did not recognize that their obese pets weighed more than they should.

New data from Nationwide, a national provider of pet health insurance, found that insurance claims for conditions and diseases related to pet obesity rose by 10 percent over the past two years.”

Dogs don’t make themselves fat – the blame falls on the owner(s). Keeping your dog healthy and in shape is as simple as the following:
1) Get your dog on a regular exercise schedule
2) Do not feed your dog table scraps
3) Visit your vet or a local pet food supply store where you can find out what food would be best for your dog.
4) Limit the food and treats you give your dog.

Keeping your dog healthy is a simple task that you can feel good about. After all, keeping them healthy and in shape will promise that they live a long life!


Tonia has owned her own dog walking company and been a full-time professional dogwalker for over 4 years. She is a member of Pet Sitters International and the Pet Professional Guild (the Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals). She volunteers weekly at a local dog shelter where she gets to feed and spend time with many furry friends.
She started Dogwalker World to share her knowledge and passion about dogs and their natural instinct to walk and explore. She believes (and knows) that walking your dog can be a fun activity that will only strengthen your bond with them. This website is her dedication to you to ensure that you find the tools and advice necessary to make walking your dog a success!

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