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  1. To a Future Where Everyone Can Walk a Dog Even if They Don't Own One

    Contributor(s):: Chen, E. Y.

    2018Front Public Health63492296-2565 (Print)2296-256510.3389/fpubh.2018.00349engDepartment of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States.text

  2. Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143

    Contributor(s):: Watson, K. M.

  3. The influence of human behaviors in the increased prevalence of overweight dogs

    Contributor(s):: Nora J. Nealon, Julie M. Fagan

    An increasing number of dogs are falling into the overweight and obese categories, paralleling the rise in obesity over the past few decades in people. This suggests that dogs, which interact closely with people, have been influenced by our sedentary lifestyles, over-sized portions and diets high...

  4. Style over substance: what can parenting styles tell us about ownership styles and obesity in companion animals?

    Contributor(s):: German, A. J.

  5. Companion Animal Obesity: A Growing Epidemic in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Alyssa Nicole Hinchman

    To say that Americans have weight management issues is a bit of an understatement. Recent CDC reports estimate that over 68% of American adults, ages 20 or older are overweight or obese, which equates to roughly 148 million people of the 305 million living in the United States carrying extra...

  6. Fat companions: understanding the welfare effects of obesity in cats and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Corr, S., Palmer, C., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M.

    Overfeeding is arguably the most significant feeding-related welfare problem for companion animals in developed countries. From an animal welfare perspective, the amount fed presents a dilemma between avoiding feelings of hunger and maximizing animal health. This chapter will not only focus on...

  7. Confronting the problem of overweight pets

    Contributor(s):: Burns, K.

  8. Healthy Paws Doggie Day Camp

    Contributor(s):: Alexandra Salazar

    “Healthy Paws Doggie Day Camp” is an event that will help owners and dogs incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. General knowledge of exercise concerning dogs is considerably lacking, obviously observed as they become more obese over time (Fennell, 2005). Between 40-50 percent of...

  9. Dog walking is associated with a favorable risk profile independent of moderate to high volume of physical activity

    Contributor(s):: Lentino, C., Visek, A. J., McDonnell, K., DiPietro, L.

  10. Physical activity, weight status, and neighborhood characteristics of dog walkers

    Contributor(s):: Coleman, K. J., Rosenberg, D. E., Conway, T. L., Sallis, J. F., Saelens, B. E., Frank, L. D., Cain, K.

  11. Characteristics of ageing pets and their owners: dogs v. cats

    Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R., Wakshlag, J.

  12. The PPET study: people and pets exercising together

    Contributor(s):: Kushner, R. F., Blatner, D. J., Jewell, D. E., Rudloff, K.

    Objective: Obesity is a significant public health problem that is affecting people and their pets. The human-companion animal bond and the role of pets in providing social support provides a rationale framework for studying the effectiveness of a combined people and pets (PP) exercising together...

  13. Human-animal relationship of owners of normal and overweight cats

    Contributor(s):: Kienzle, E., Bergler, R.