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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Managing Obesity in Pets

By Dr. Laura Gaylord, DVM. With approximately 52.7% of US dogs categorized as overweight or obese, and 57.9% of US cats, pet obesity is a problem across the nation. Remarkably, most pet owners don't seem to be aware of the problem, according to new research produced by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 2014.   Most pet owners think their obese

Flooding Reminds NC Pet Owners to Be Disaster-Ready

The recent flooding in South Carolina stands as a solemn reminder of the importance of disaster preparedness for families everywhere. Our sister state’s flooding has left thousands of homes without water and triggered hundreds of evacuations. Flood waters have burst dams and shut down roads, bridges, and businesses around the state, causing what is likely