Overweight Pets Directory
A pet's weight is important because it can be an indicator of other health problems. Your vet can tell you your pet's ideal weight and help with putting your pet on a diet. Being overweight can lead to heart problems, diabetes, and other pet health concerns. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to keep you pet at a healthy weight, how pet diets work, and much more.
Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs
WebMD discusses congestive heart failure in dogs including early signs and symptoms and treatment.
Weight Loss in Cats
WebMD explains the range of medical conditions that may be causing your cat’s unexplained weight loss -- and what treatments are available.
Cushing's Syndrome in Dogs
Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment for this hormone problem in dogs.
Strains and Sprains Spell Pain for Dogs
WebMD explains dog ligament sprains, strains, and injuries, and what treatments may be effective.
Overweight Cats: Diets and Associated Health Risks
WebMD discusses health problems common in overweight cats, such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, and respiratory problems. Here are tips on how to determine your cat’s ideal weight and dietary changes to help you reach that weight.
Overweight Dogs and Canine Weight Loss Diets
If your dog becomes overweight or obese, he may be at risk for serious health threats. WebMD helps you create a doggie diet for weight loss and good nutrition.
Fat Cats, Overweight Cats, Overfeeding Cats, Cat Exercises, Planned Pet Exercise
More than half of American cats are overweight or obese. Rolan Tripp, DVM, answers our questions on the best way to get our feline friends back in shape.
What’s a Healthy Weight for Cats?
Vets explain how to keep your cat at a healthy weight and why it matters.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Risky Mistakes Pet Owners Make
Pet owners risk rashes, diseases, bites, and worms when they neglect pet care basics. And dogs and cats can suffer needlessly, too. This WebMD slideshow lays out scenarios.
Slideshow: Foods Your Cat Should Never Eat
WebMD's slideshow explains the most dangerous and toxic foods to your cat.
Slideshow: Pet Treats Dos and Don'ts
Are pet treats healthy rewards or habit-forming junk? WebMD's slideshow helps you make the best choices for your cat or dog.