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nutrition

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.

A woman holding a French bulldog over her shoulder.

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

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.

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.

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A fat cat lounging on a shelf.

A study found that smart feeders and digital scales are successful tools in cat weight-loss programs.

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.

Brown cat eating from an automatic feeder

Go ahead, make your morning routine a little easier.

Ask a Vet

Sudden scratching? Finicky food eater? Loose poop? Whatever pet health question is on your mind, our veterinary pros are here to help.

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?

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

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

Woman petting her cat

Chonky Cat: Don’t answer that.

overweight orange cat

If they’ve lost their hourglass figure, then not that much — according to a veterinary nutritionist.

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

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