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December 16, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, pet fun, Pets | Christmas, cute, JOMP, Just One More Pet, pets and holidays | 1 Comment
- Recent research suggests that dogs that are overweight at middle age may not live as long as dogs of normal weight.
- A study of approximately 5,500 dogs from 10 different breeds showed that those who are overweight at middle age can have their lives cut short by up to 10 months. This is especially prevalent in certain breeds, including Labrador and Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Beagles and Shih Tzus.
- Overweight dogs can also suffer from a long list of costly obesity-related conditions that can compromise their mobility and quality of life.
- Orthopedic problems are occurring in ever-younger pets, and with greater severity, due to obesity. Dogs that are nearly immobile from a combination of weight and joint or bone problems are becoming commonplace.
- Helping your dog achieve and maintain a healthy weight involves a combination of feeding species-appropriate nutrition in portion-controlled meals, and insuring your pet is getting plenty of regular exercise.
By Dr. Becker
If your dog is overweight or obese, you now have another huge incentive to help him slim down. According to recent research conducted by scientists from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition in collaboration with Banfield Pet Hospital, being overweight shortens a dog’s lifespan.
Information was collected from veterinarians on approximately 5,500 pet dogs across 10 popular breeds throughout the U.S., using body condition scores for neutered male and spayed female dogs between 6.5 and 8.5 years of age.
The study results show that dogs that are overweight at middle age may not be around as long as those at a healthy weight. The research suggests that being too heavy can shave up to 10 months off a dog’s life, and this is particularly apparent in five breeds: the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel, Beagle and the Shih Tzu.
Overweight Dogs Also Acquire Devastating Obesity-Related Diseases
One thing the Waltham Centre study does not address is the quality of life of overweight and obese pets, many of which suffer from mobility problems and other obesity-related conditions for the final months of their lives.
Because so many pets are overweight these days, it’s common for veterinarians to see animals suffering from health conditions secondary to their obesity, including arthritis, hip dysplasia, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory problems, and kidney disease.
According to Petplan USA, in 2011, insurance claims for pets with diabetes increased over 250 percent from the prior year. Claims for heart disease rose over 30 percent, and for arthritic pets, nearly 350 percent. Orthopedic conditions are occurring in younger and younger pets, and with greater severity, because so many animals are overweight. Dogs that are nearly immobile from a combination of weight and joint or bone problems are becoming commonplace. Otherwise alert, healthy dogs are being euthanized because they simply can’t get around anymore, which destroys their quality of life.
How to Help a Heavy Dog Reach and Maintain His Ideal Weight
Excess weight on the relatively small sized body of a dog has serious and more immediate consequences than added weight on a human body. Couple that with the already short average lifespan of canines, and it’s easy to see how quickly and completely a dog’s life can be devastated by obesity.
If your dog is too heavy, isn’t it time to get him safely down to a healthy weight, so you can have him around as long as possible, and with a good quality of life?
My top three recommendations for helping an overweight pet lose weight:
- Feed a balanced, species-appropriate diet. Regardless of his weight, your dog still needs the right nutrition for his species, which means food that is high in animal protein and moisture, with low or no grain content.
- Practice portion control — usually a morning and evening meal, carefully measured. A high protein, low carb diet with the right amount of calories for weight loss, controlled through the portions you feed, is what will take the weight off your dog. And don’t forget to factor in any calories from treats.
- Regularly exercise your pet. Daily exercise, including at least 20 minutes of consistent aerobic activity, will help your pet burn fat and increase muscle tone.
For more information: "How to Help Your Chunky Dog Release Excess Pounds."
November 27, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, Animal Related Education, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Health, Pet Nutrition, Pets, responsible pet ownership | American Cocker Spaniel, Avoid the No-No Foods for Pets, Beagle, Cats, dogs, Dr. Becker, Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet, Golden Retriever, guinea pigs, Happy Thanksgivng, Holiday Pet Hazards, JOMP, Labrador Retriever, organ recipe for pets, Pet Holiday Hazards, pet safety, pets and holidays, potbellied pigs, roasted organ recipe for pets, safe people food for pets, salmonella bacteria, sharing people food with pets, sharing Thanksgiving With Pets, Shih Tzu, toxins for pets | 1 Comment
Looking back at some fun Halloween moments with our gang and friends…
Happy Halloween 2013 From the Gang at Just One More Pet
October 31, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, pet fun | Angel, Angelina, Annabelle, Apachi, Gizzi, Goji, Halloween, Halloween pet photos, Magnum, Merlin, Pet costumes, Pet Photos, pets and holidays, Princess, Snoop | 1 Comment
"The 23rd Annual Halloween Dog Parade held at New York`s Tompkins Square Park was nothing short of amazing. From a twerking Miley Cyrus atop a canine version of Robin Thicke, to Walter White from `Breaking Bad`".
Huffington Post: Behold, the best dressed of the day:
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October 30, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | doggie costumes, Halloween, Halloween pet photos, Halloween with Pet, Pet costumes, pets and holidays, photos | 2 Comments
Parade with some JOMP embellishments: Halloween is a fun holiday for kids and adults. Unfortunately, it’s not always the best time of year for cats and dogs. Here are five tips to keep your pets safe.
1. No Sweets for Your Sweetie
Several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol sweetener can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar, which leads to lack of coordination and seizures. Chocolate, especially baker’s and dark chocolate, can also be potentially poisonous to animals, especially dogs. Symptoms of significant chocolate ingestion may include vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, increased thirst and urination, heart rhythm abnormalities, and even seizures. If your dog or cat accidentally ingests any potentially harmful products and you need emergency advice, please consult with your veterinarian immediately. Raisins and macadamia nuts are also no-no foods for pets.
2. Watch Out for Those Wrappers
Cats love to play with candy wrappers, but ingesting aluminum foil or cellophane can cause intestinal blockage and induce vomiting.
3. Careful with Costumes
If you dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume does not limit his movement, hearing, sight, or ability to breathe, bark, or drink. Also check the costume for choking hazards. Also make sure the costumes are inflammable. A simple festive Halloween bandana can be A smart alternative to dressing your pet from head-to-paw, especially if they don’t like dressing up!
4. Decorations Can Be Dangerous
Re-think putting candles in jack-o-lanterns. Pets can easily knock these over and start a fire, and curious kittens are particularly at risk of getting burned by candle flames. (There are many alternatives to candles and open flames these days.) Also take care to prevent your pets from having access to wires and cords from holiday decorations. If chewed, a wire can damage your pet’s mouth with shards of glass or plastic, or deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock.
5. Trick-or-Treating is for Kids, not Pets
During trick-or-treating hours, it’s generally best to keep pets in a room away from your front door. Halloween brings a flurry of activity with visitors constantly arriving at the door, and pets may escape the safety of your home. Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with identification tags.
*TIP: If you have social pets, who like people and like to dress-up, put up a babygate at the door. That cuts down on the door bell rings.
**And every pet is different… I used to live in a close knit neighborhood where several of the supervising parents took their big dogs (labs and setters) out with them as they walked with their kids to trick or treat and one took her Chihuahua out in a costume in her purse… but these are exceptions rather that the rule.
Halloween Pet Treats
Your pets don’t have to be left out of the fun. You can make delicious pet friendly Halloween treats that they’ll enjoy. Pounce on over here for easy-to-make treats for your cats, dogs, and horses. And have a safe and fun Halloween.
By Michele C. Hollow who writes the pet-friendly blog Pet News and Views. She is the author of The Everything Guide to Working with Animals: From dog groomer to wildlife rescuer – tons of great jobs for animal lovers (Everything (Pets) (Kindle), and is working on a book about a WWI service dog.
*Be sure to check back here at Just One More Pet throughout the week for more Halloween and holiday tips for pet parents and for lots of fun Halloween pet photos.
October 28, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Health, Pet Nutrition, Pets, responsible pet ownership, We Are All God's Creatures | Halloween, Halloween with Pets, holidays and pets, no no pet foods, pet safety, pets and holidays | 3 Comments
We Have Had Too Much Fun!!!
July 5, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Events, pet fun | 4th of July, holidays and pets, pet safety, pets and holidays | 2 Comments
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June 17, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets, responsible pet ownership | Angel, Angelina, Apachi, doggie families, dogs and cats, Father's Day, Goji, Magnum, Pet Parents, Pets, pets and holidays, Princess | 3 Comments
Here are a few options for pet-related activities this upcoming Memorial Day weekend in metro Atlanta that you can enjoy with or without your pet:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Tanglewood Farm Miniatures, 171 Tanglewood Drive, Canton, GA 30115
Cost: $10 for the tour
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LifeLine Wellness Clinic
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 129 Lake Street, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Click here for more information.
Low Cost Vaccination Clinic
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Georgia SPCA Adoption Center, 1175 Highway 23 (Buford Highway), Suite 109, Suwanee, GA 30024
Click here for more information.
Bunny Care 201
Time: 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: North Georgia House Rabbit Society, The Rabbit Center, 2280 Shallowford Road, Marietta, GA 30066
Cost: $10 donation for materials and bunny healthy treat bag
Please contact Marlene by email email@example.com or by calling 770-792-7222 to reserve your spot.
Click here for more information.
Barks n’ Beers
Time: 4 to 8 p.m.
Location: Der Biergarten, 300 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Click here for more information.
As we honor or pets and fallen, let us remember that many animals have served as well!!
May 24, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Events, pet fun, Pets, Working and Military Dogs and Related | Atlanta, dogs and holidays, furkids, Memorial Day with pets, patriotic pet events, patriotic pet photos, pets and holidays, Pets Are Family | 2 Comments
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and Happy New Year To All
Save a Life and Add Some Additional Joy to Yours…
Adopt Just One More Pet Before the New Year; So Many Are Waiting for Forever Homes~
December 25, 2011 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets, We Are All God's Creatures | Christmas pet photos, dogs and holidays, holidays and pets, JOMP, Merry Christmas, pets and holidays | 1 Comment
Video: Best of Dogs Saying Grace Before Meals – Cute
Stress in Dogs (Pets) *Birds tend to suffer from more stress than most and the holidays provide stress for most pets!
December 22, 2011 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, animal behavior, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pets, We Are All God's Creatures | God, God and animals, GOD and DOG, God and dogs, God's Creatures, Merry Christmas, pets and holidays, praying dogs | 4 Comments
Save a Life…Adopt Just One More…Pet!
Everyday we read or hear another story about pets and other animals being abandoned in record numbers while at the same time we regularly hear about crazy new rules and laws being passed limiting the amount of pets that people may have, even down to one or two… or worse yet, none.
Nobody is promoting hoarding pets or animals, but at a time when there are more pets and animals of all types being abandoned or being taken to shelters already bursting at the seams, there is nothing crazier than legislating away the ability of willing adoptive families to take in just one more pet!!
Our goal is to raise awareness and help find homes for all pets and animals that need one by helping to match them with loving families and positive situations. Our goal is also to help fight the trend of unfavorable legislation and rules in an attempt to stop unnecessary Euthenization!!
“All over the world, major universities are researching the therapeutic value of pets in our society and the number of hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and mental institutions which are employing full-time pet therapists and animals is increasing daily.” ~ Betty White, American Actress, Animal Activist, and Author of Pet Love
So if you have the room in your home and the love in your heart… Adopt Just One More Pet or consider becoming a Foster parent for pets… Also check out: Little Critter: Just One More Pet
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