Bite back at pet obesity


An estimated 54% of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese.

And it's estimated that pet owners spent $22.62 billion on pet food in 2014, according to the American Pet Products Association. So what is your practice doing to help pet owners select the right diet for their pets? Try these handy tools to help keep pets at a healthy weight and make sure clients feed the diets that best meet their pets' nutritional needs. 

Step 1: Have clients ever told you they picked Fluffy's or Bella's food because it had more real meat or less corn? Bust three common pet food label myths at

Step 2: Discuss cats' and dogs' ideal weights, and serve up the weight check-in forms  at and to track pets' weight loss.

Step 3: Have a tough talk about treats with pet owners. A little education about the empty calories in each of the treats they serve up can help stave off excessive feeding with the form at

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