This Month's Highlight on Health
"Overfeeding, free choice and lack of exercise are all reasons why nearly 35% of pets are overweight."
Rosenthal, M. Obesity in America: why Bruno and Bessie are so heavy and what you can do about it.
"Obese pets have more physical ailments and a shorter lifespan than those of normal weight. Obesity increases risk during surgery, and breathing and walking are more difficult for the obese pet. "
Any dog that barks or jump on visitors, darts out the door, or barks an rushes around when people are leaving the house should learn to lie down calmly on a rug during these situations. This video can help train your pet to be a perfect house guest.