'Love at first sight!' Overweight dog dumped with 'sorry' sign RE-HOMED after diet regime

'Love at first sight!' Overweight dog dumped with 'sorry' sign RE-HOMED after diet regime

Nelly the Elephant was dumped in a park with a (Image: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home) The heavyweight bulldog needed surgery to help tackle her breathing difficulties – a problem most likely made worse because she tipped the scales at more than 20lb over her healthy weight.

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

The Top 5 States for Pet Obesity

According to recent statistics, compiled in the 2013 Banfield State of Pet Health Report , pet obesity is increasing at an alarming rate.

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Scientists are warning that the second most popular dog breed in the UK is more vulnerable to a number of serious health problems including obesity, ear infections and joint conditions.

Pet Obesity: Long-Term Effects and How to Help

Pet Obesity: Long-Term Effects and How to Help

If you have an obese dog or obese cat, you’ll likely need to put in place a combination of dietary, behavioral and environmental changes to help your pet lose weight.

Which foods are dangerous for dogs? Experts weigh in

Which foods are dangerous for dogs? Experts weigh in

Zoran added that while a small piece of apple is safe to eat, dogs shouldn't be given apple seeds or pieces from the core because they can be toxic in large amounts.