Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?

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?

“Do you think I look fat in this collar?”

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?”