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weight management

Are chunky pets cute? Yes. Can obesity be a serious health problem for pets? Also yes. So let’s talk weight management tips to get your pet in good shape.

Man crouching down to let two dogs eat out of a bowl

The key to curbing mindless snacking — this is for your dog.

Woman sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast with her cat eating next to her

A new report finds that one in three dogs and one in seven cats have unhealthy levels of E. coli present in their gut microbiome.

A woman holding a French bulldog over her shoulder.

Breeds with those squished-in faces are charming — but their health issues are not.

Nutrition Calculator

If we could give our pets infinite treats, we would. But this tool will tell you the right amount to feed your friend.

Get calculating
An obese dachshund dog plays with a rubber ball on a sandy beach

Don’t take it personally — even if that’s hard to do.

Puppy eating food out of a bowl

A dog food measurement by any other name would be confusing.

A dog laying on a couch peacefully.

If hypothyroidism is to blame, it’s best not to let sleeping dogs lie.

Grey cat at looking up from eating on floor at home

The mind-gut connection isn’t just for people — your dog or cat’s gut microbiome plays a big role in their health and well-being.

Great Dane dog and Chihuahua dog laying in the grass

We know, our pets grow up too fast. But seriously, how fast is too fast (or slow)? The Wildest and Waltham Petcare Science Institute created a simple tool to help your new pet’s growth stay on track.

A dog and a cat eating from the same food dish.

Tips to help make sure your pet is not packing on too many pounds.

Ask a Vet

Brown cat eating from an automatic feeder

Go ahead, make your morning routine a little easier.

Border Collie digging into a plate of dog food while seated at a yellow table

A vet explains how keeping your pup at a healthy weight will add years to their life — who doesn’t want that?

A dog sitting on the floor with a bowl of kibble.

Microscopic organisms may reveal pathways to better health for your pet.

A woman wearing colorful activewear running on the beach with her dog.

Helpful tips on shaping up with your dog.

A woman measuring her Dalmatian mix senior dog's kibble food with a couple pill bottles on the table too in a modern looking living room

How many calories does a dog need?