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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

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You know you live in the US when we worry about our pets being fat.

The cover story for this weeks issue of PetFood Industry (yes, I do get to read exciting stuff for work) is:

Portion Control Fights Obesity

originally posted on myspace.com on August 9, 2006


You know you live in the US when we worry about our pets being fat.

The cover story for this weeks issue of PetFood Industry (yes, I do get to read exciting stuff for work) is:

Portion Control Fights Obesity

Really Sherlock??????

The article goes on to say that pets (specifically dogs in this article) that are obese have shorter life spans than those who aren't. Hmmmmm... who would have guessed? They also recommend that your dog get regular exercise. No more "The Simple Life" for Fido after dinner!

Humans have BMI to let us know if we're packing on extra pounds..... thanks to the Nestle Purina Pet Care Center, pets now have the BCS, Body Condition System. It's a method to tell if your pet is fat.

The concluding paragraph starts with, "You must remember, the most common cause of obesity in dogs is overfeeding coupled with inactivity." It goes on to urge manufacturers to educate consumers on portion control and clear feeding guidelines. Only in America are the pets as fat as their owners.

Do us all a favor, after you're done with your meal, why don't the both of you go for a walk? After all, man's best friend needs it as much as you I'm guessing.

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