National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

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October 9, 2013 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. This year we are participating in a study to help the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention quantify the prevalence of pet obesity in the U.S.  We hope by participating in this study that we can have an open conversation with our clients about their pets' weight so that their pets live longer healthier lives. In our efforts to promote weight loss and healthy weights in our clinically obese patients, we have added the Hill's Metabolic Diet to the roster of diets we carry in our practice. We are encouraging all of our clients and potential clients who may be concerned about their pets' weight to schedule an exam and evaluation with one of veterinarians to discuss ways to help implement a weight loss plan for your pet. For more information about obesity prevention in pets, please visit the APOP website at