Posts Tagged ‘Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’

Shifting from More to Better in Food Systems

August 10, 2021 — We have food systems that have done a fine job of meeting goals to provide abundant quantities of nourishment. But there is broad agreement that this abundant food supply has fueled global growth in obesity. So the question becomes what to do about it. Can we fix food systems by shifting from a mission to […]

Obesity: A Disease and a Debate for Pets, Too

June 30, 2019 — Obesity is quite a problem for pets as well as humans, so a growing number of veterinary medicine organizations are developing guidance on the subject. Around the world, 25 international medical veterinary organizations have endorsed the position of the Global Pet Obesity Initiative. In short, veterinarians around the world are recognizing that obesity is a […]

700,000 Insured Pets, $69 Million for Obesity

January 5, 2019 — If you want to understand that obesity is not just an issue for humans, take a peek at health insurance claims for our cats and dogs. Nationwide Insurance released data this week. Puff and Rover are definitely joining us on a global journey of pandemic obesity. For the eighth year in a row, Nationwide sees […]

Pet Obesity: Chow Hounds and Fat Cats

September 17, 2013 — Obesity can affect all the inhabitants of a home, not just Mom, Dad, and the kids. A recent infographic in USA Today reminds us that as the U.S. population changes, so do the pets that live with us. The infographic data comes from a survey done by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) which […]