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Walking for Weight Loss: Tips for Overweight Dogs | petMD

Obesity in dogs is a big problem for pet owners. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), the number of overweight dogs continues to rise. In 2017, obesity affected 56 percent of dogs in the US. And while you might think that fur-covered rolls and big bellies look cute, having an overweight dog can lead to serious health problems. Here are some tips you should consider when starting a walking routine to help your dog lose weight.

Paralyzed Dachshund Found in Trash Bag Finds Loving New Home | petMD

No dog should have to endure what happened to Frances. The longhaired Dachshund was found in the Lawncrest neighborhood of Philadelphia—put out on the streets in the freezing cold like garbage. “A Good Samaritan found a dog in their neighborhood in a trash bag,” says Gillian Kocher, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA). “It’s not every day that you find a dog in a trash bag. Dogs aren’t trash. They are living, breathing beings that deserve to be cared for and loved.”

'Old Faithful' Photo Series Turns the Spotlight on Senior Dogs

When Pete Thorne's grandmother turned 100, the Toronto-based photographer took a trip to Halifax to take pictures at her birthday party. That event inspired him to begin looking more closely at older subjects and Thorne decided to focus specifically on spotlighting older dogs in a photography series titled "€œOld Faithful." "Old dogs are generally overlooked by photographers in favor of cute puppies,"€ says Thorne, who brought in a friend's senior dog named Sprout to test a few shots.
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