Nestle, the world’s largest food company, discovered that more than 50 percent of pets in the U.S. are overweight.
So to encourage pet parents and their dogs to lose weight, Nestle is launching Project: Pet Slim Down.
This is an online program where pet parents can sign up to obtain tips for exercising with their pet, record their amount of exercise, track weight loss and share photos with other users.
The website is also tracking the journey of five overweight cats and three dogs as they try to shed the extra pounds.
Not sure if your dog is overweight? See HOW TO Help Your Obese Dog Get in Shape for ways to check for obesity.
Remember, an overweight dog is more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, so be sure to check for the symptoms, avoid overfeeding your dog and exercise him regularly.
To sign up, visit the Project: Pet Slim Down website.