On August 28th I wrote about the continued rise in US obesity rates and now today i read in the Seattle Times that dogs and cats are becoming obese as well.  In fact, about 25% of all household pets are dangerously overweight.

No surprise, but according to Donald C. Beitz a professor of nutritional biochemistry at Iowa State University and chairman of a former subcommittee on dog and cat nutrition for the National Academies’ National Research Council, the two main causes are over consumption and the amount of activity.  Sounds familiar doesn’t it?  So, for your pet and for you, get out and exercise you and your pet and feed them only good quality pet food.

In my book, Becoming Slender For Life, I have some ideas for you on how to increase your activity and cut back on food consumption.