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My Fat Dog: Ten Simple Steps to Help Your Pet Lose Weight for a Long and Happy Life

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Americas obesity problem isnt just a people problem - a recent survey indicated that 40% of Americas pet population is overweight. And, just as in humans, obesity puts a dog at risk for serious illnesses such as arthritis and various skin diseases. Help your pooch slim down with the ten simple steps in My Fat Dog, including:

• the truth behind diet dog foods

• exercises tailored or different dog personalities

• advice on teaching older dogs new tricks, fitness games, and healthy eating habits

Featuring real-life dog weight loss stories, tests to rule out serious health problems, tips from top veterinarians, and a special section on multi-pet households, My Fat Dog offers creative and entertaining ideas to help your pet lose weight and live healthy.

Synopsis:

America's obesity problem isn't just a people problem - a recent survey indicated that 40% of America's pet population is overweight. And, just as in humans, obesity puts a dog at risk for serious illnesses such as arthritis and various skin diseases. Help your pooch slim down with the ten simple steps in "My Fat Dog," including: - the truth behind diet dog foods - exercises tailored or different dog personalities - advice on teaching older dogs new tricks, fitness games, and healthy eating habits Featuring real-life dog weight loss stories, tests to rule out serious health problems, tips from top veterinarians, and a special section on multi-pet households, "My Fat Dog" offers creative and entertaining ideas to help your pet lose weight and live healthy.

About the Author

Martha Garvey helped her dog Faith, a curvaceous beagle/Staffordshire mix, lose the twelve pounds she had gained as a result of a paw injury and oversnacking. Founder of Moving Stories, Martha lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with Faith (and her husband Jeff).

Deborah Greco, D.V.M., Ph.D., is a staff endocrinologist at The Animal Medical Center in New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Deborah Greco, D.V.M., Ph.D.,

The Animal Medical Center.

Chapter 1 Find Out If Your Dog Is Really Fat

Chapter 2 Prepare for Your Vet Visit

Chapter 3 Rule Out Other Health Problems

Chapter 4 Learn What to Feed Your Dog

Chapter 5 Change How and When You Feed Your Dog

Chapter 6 Exercise with Your Dog

Chapter 7 Compete for Most Slim Dog

Chapter 8 Help Your Older Dog Adjust

Chapter 9 Deal with a Multi-Pet Household

Chapter 10 Maintain Your Dog's Weight Loss

Resources

Recommended Reading

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781578261987
Author:
Garvey, Martha
Publisher:
Hatherleigh Press
Illustrator:
Conley, Sebastian
Foreword by:
Greco, Deborah
Foreword:
Greco, Deborah
Author:
Conley, Sebastian
Author:
Greco, Deborah
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Dogs - Care/Health
Subject:
Dogs -- Health.
Subject:
Dogs -- Exercise.
Subject:
General Pets
Subject:
Pets-Dog Care and Ownerships
Subject:
PETS / Dogs / General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.78x6.34x.33 in. .42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , America's obesity problem isn't just a people problem - a recent survey indicated that 40% of America's pet population is overweight. And, just as in humans, obesity puts a dog at risk for serious illnesses such as arthritis and various skin diseases. Help your pooch slim down with the ten simple steps in "My Fat Dog," including: - the truth behind diet dog foods - exercises tailored or different dog personalities - advice on teaching older dogs new tricks, fitness games, and healthy eating habits Featuring real-life dog weight loss stories, tests to rule out serious health problems, tips from top veterinarians, and a special section on multi-pet households, "My Fat Dog" offers creative and entertaining ideas to help your pet lose weight and live healthy.
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