The Labs have a problem. Actually, some Labs have a problem. It's in their genes: In 2016, a group of researchers at the University of Cambridge discovered a genetic anomaly in a small group of overweight Labrador Retrievers (1). Specifically, the modification is a short deletion sequence in a gene called POMC. The presence of… Continue reading Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?
Said no dog. Ever. This is how dogs more likely consider the possibility of being overweight: Most owners are aware that it is our responsibility to keep our dogs at a healthy body weight and in good condition. We all know this, right? Perhaps not. A few statistics: Obesity continues to be the number one nutritional problem… Continue reading “Do you think I look fat in this collar?”