The Costs of Having a Fat Dog or Cat – NYTimes.com

Matthew Beck/Citrus County Chronicle, via Associated Press
As the number of Americans who are overweight has grown, studies show that they have gained some four-legged company. About half of all dogs and cats in American homes are overweight or obese, up slightly from 2010, according to a recent study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. In a nation of 170 million pets, many of them as beloved as children, that means that roughly 85 million are carrying too much weight. And many pet owners are finding that the extra pounds on a pudgy cat or dog can lead to severe – and costly – health problems.

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Raw Food for Dogs – A Risk or a Cure-All? – NYTimes.com

Raw Food for Dogs - A Risk or a Cure-All? - NYTimes.com

By CHRISTINE WHITNEY (NYT)
Raw diets for dogs aren’t a new concept, but the raw foodist niche in the pet-care industry is a relatively recent development. And some veterinarians are skeptical.

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Helping Injured Dogs Walk Again – NYTimes.com

An experimental drug being tested on dachshunds and other dogs with spinal cord damage may eventually lead to new treatments for people with similar injuries. Read more..

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Can the Bulldog Be Saved? – NYTimes.com

Can the Bulldog Be Saved? - NYTimes.comThe short, brutish life of the bulldog is putting the future of the breed at risk.

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Chemotherapy for Dogs – NYTimes.com

 

 

 

When a beloved pet is diagnosed with cancer, many owners aren’t sure whether they should pursue aggressive treatments. John Rennie, the former editor of Scientific American, faced this decision when his dog was diagnosed with brain and lung tumors.  Read more…Chemotherapy for Dogs – NYTimes.com.

N.Y. Butchers See Market in High-End Fresh Dog Food – NYTimes.com

 

 

 

 

Meat shops are finding that some people will pay a premium for freshly made dog food prepared from animal parts they might otherwise throw out.  more at:

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The Right Food for Your Pet – NYTimes.com

Dog and cat owners invest time, money and emotion into choosing the best foods for their pets, a phenomenon recently explored in Andrew Martin’s Business Day feature about the booming pet market. But are the nutrition decisions we make for our animals the right ones?

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