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Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter-A Vetís Plan To Save Their Lives

Almost half of the dogs in North America are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for major medical problems and untimely death.

Esteemed national television veterinarian and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, Dr. Ernie Ward helped hundreds of dogs reclaim their optimum health with his comprehensive plan, and now he can help your dog, too. Dr. Ward lays out simple ways you can turn the tide for goodóand for the good of your dog. With this book, youíll discover:

* A step-by-step weight loss plan and tips to overcome begging

* Homemade meals and healthy treats that wonít pack on the pounds

* How to avoid the unscrupulous marketing and packaging of some pet foods, supplements, and weight-loss formulas

* The best activities and exercises to maximize your petís fitness without maxing out your time

* And much more.