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INFOGRAPHIC: All You Need to Know About Canine Obesity

Yesterday Varsity Pets launched an IndieGoGo campaign to create a mobile application and a book to help dog owners recognize, understand, and defeat canine obesity — the most under-appreciated animal welfare crisis in the country today. (If you haven’t done so already please consider watching our video and pledging to our campaign.  If all the subscribers […]

The Missing Link Between Canine Cancer and Canine Obesity?

First of all, if you’re at all interested in this topic, you really ought to check out Dogs, Dog Food, and Dogma, my book about the science (and business) of canine health and obesity. If you don’t think it’s the most honest, rigorous, in-depth, and all-around helpful book you’ve ever read on the topic, I’ll refund 100% of […]

Canine Obesity Trends

It has been my experience that most people believe that they make healthier lifestyle decisions than their generational predecessors. There is a compelling causal narrative at the core of their beliefs: scientific researchers uncover new truths about the world every day; as that newly-discovered information trickles down into the mainstream over time, we all become […]

Tackle Canine Obesity in Three Easy Steps

Obesity kills dogs. It’s that simple, really.  We can spend our time discussing the specific health conditions that have been linked with obesity – nasty stuff like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  Or we can focus on figuring out how obesity does it’s dirty business – explaining the specific biological processes going on inside an […]