October 9, 2019

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Author: Jennifer Houghton

On October 9th, pet owners and veterinarians alike can participate in the activities of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). APOP, according to their website, is “committed to making the lives of dogs, cats, all other animals and people healthier and more vital”.

The APOP was created in 2005 by Dr. Ernie Ward. Dr. Ward promotes healthy weight loss between both pets and their human counterparts. 

APOP is compromised of members of the veterinary healthcare community. Members are committed to fight pet obesity through media campaigns and within the medical, educational, and other related organizations. 

Take advantage of their tools and explore articles at their website: Tools include everything from pet weight checks, caloric intakes, and weight loss. Data from their annual surveys, of which you can take part, are included on the website. 

So, keep your pet and yourself healthy this October 9th! Keep that momentum going in the days that follow. Find out how to do more using APOP’s data.  We want you and your floofins to have long healthy lives. 

Other Recent Blog POsts

Floofins & Co Chicago

The Special Bond: What Makes Cat and Dog Dads Amazing

June 19, 2024
Read Post
dog walker pet sitter chicago

Unleashing Happiness: Perks of Ongoing Dog Walks with Floofins & Co.

June 12, 2024
Read Post
dog walking company chicago

Spread the Love: Where & Why to Review Floofins & Co.

June 5, 2024
Read Post
dog walker pet sitter chicago

Employee-Based, Insured Pet Sitting Companies Are Top Dog

May 29, 2024
Read Post
la grange pet parade floofins & Co.

La Grange 2024 Pet Parade: Pawing its Way to Chicagoland

May 22, 2024
Read Post
pet sitting chicago

Top Three Tips for Pet-Proofing for Your Pet Sitter

May 15, 2024
Read Post