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Dr. Ward tackles pet obesity with ‘Home and Family’

by Amber, director of digital communications and social media • Dec 21 , 2012

We’ve all heard about our nation’s obesity epidemic, and there are countless books, articles, websites, TV shows and other resources dedicated to helping people get healthy. But did you know that it is estimated that 54% of pets in the U.S. are overweight or obese? This is a figure that’s on the rise, according to the Association for Pet Obesity …

This month we’re helping pet parents get — or keep — their pets fit for life. (Check out our expert pet-diet and weight-loss tips and videos.) But regular exercise with you pet can have mental benefits, as well as the physical ones. For Wallace the Pit Bull, regular exercise helped turn him from a shelter resident with behavioral problems to …