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Show Off Your Dog's Waistline Campaign

Dog obesity has become a real epidemic, and we can change it!

Bloggers and veterinarians everywhere are uniting to share pictures and stories of their dog's weight loss struggles and successes.


You can too!!

Have you managed to keep your dog at optimal weight? Have you transformed your dog through a successful weight-loss campaign?

Show off your success!

Share photos of your dog's waistline, so we can spread the word about what dogs SHOULD look like.


The goal of this campaign is to raise positive awareness of the importance of weight management, and to educate ourselves, and our friends, about how our dogs' bodies should look.

We welcome stories of successful weight-loss, not just photos of dogs who have always been slim. If we collect enough success stories, we believe we can create an educational tide of healthy pet weight management that can help millions of pets worldwide live their best life.

Is your dog at an ideal body condition?


Show off you dog's waistline! (Yes, a dog should have a waistline!)

Take a photo of your dog's waistline (and dig up some old "before" photos for comparison, if you have any!), and share your story about how you're keeping them fit. If you have a blog, blog it, if not, email me and get your story featured on Dawg Business.


Show Off Your Dog's Waistline Campaign Badge Code: 

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42 comments:

  1. Jada: my 2 cents, treating obesity can be complicated in pets, dog or cat. Warning NEVER FAST(starve) your pet. There is more stuff, if you need it. Allan Frank DVM

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    1. Hi Dr. Allan, thank you for your two cents. More info welcome.

      I don't think that the difficulty treating obesity is the main reason for the epidemic, though. I think it is mostly that all the warnings from the veterinarians fall onto deaf ears.

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  2. Great post! I blogged it, and added my post to the blog hop.

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  3. My Titan is between a 3 and 4 but we are working to get off the steroid weight he put on. Few more pounds to go and we'll be good to go! Awesome post! I pinned the graphic! :)

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  4. Hey there! How long do we have to join in on this one?

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  5. Gizmo's added his waistline today...This is such a good idea...Thanks for organizing it

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    1. One awesome waistline! Way to go, Gizmo!

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  6. Great idea because so many pets are too heavy. My sister and I are perfect, at least that is what the vet and the groomer tell us. We have waist lines, don't eat many snacks and exercise like crazy dogs! Mom is a fitness freak and we are her work out buds. It is so sad when dogs are overweight, we always feel so bad as it is not necessary.

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    1. Right on, girls! Good to hear. You and your mom keep up the great work.

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  7. Great post. We've had to scale back the treats for our bulldog. We want to be able to show that nice waistline! Thanks.

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    1. Can't wait to see it! Good luck, hope you have fun getting there.

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  8. Love that your raising awareness for dog obesity. I made an entry about one of my dogs :)

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    1. Yes, read your entry! You can enter all/each of your dogs. Thank you for participating!

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  9. We love your canine obesity awareness campaign, "Show Off Your Waistline"! There are far too many obese and unhealthy dogs! Thank you for being a resource and for providing the infographic on what your dog's waistline should look like. Cheers to making 2013 the healthiest year yet for our four-legged family members!

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    1. Thank you :-) To get included in the blog hop, though, you do have to link to an article showing off an actual fit dog, or you can send article and photos to me, I'll publish and backlink to your website.

      Cannot just have a generic website link included in the hop, sorry.

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  10. Obesity is definitely a problem in pets. And I agree with you, Jana. Many pet owners are in denial about their pet's weight, despite veterinary warnings. Plus there's the fact that many people don't know how to tell whether their pet is overweight. The Body Condition Chart is a great help with that. Thanks for a great post and blog hop, Jana.

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    1. Thank you, Lorie; hoping that seeing what dogs are meant to look like might help.

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  11. It's great that so many dogs are participating this year...i see new additions to the campaign all the time...and the dogs all look great

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    1. Yeah, it's awesome to see so many great waistlines!

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  12. We just added our "waistlines" and a little story. Great blog hop!!

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    1. Awesome! Thank you for participating!

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  13. Great to see so many people working to improve pet obesity. I think it's such an important topic to bring up. I wrote a blog post including the reasons pets become obese along with problems associated with obesity. There are so many disease's and other problems an animal can get because they are overweight. Take a look and I would love some comments and advise. http://bit.ly/YYgYKU

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  14. We finally wrote about your campaign. Thanks for promoting a great cause!

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    1. Yay! I started thinking there are no more slim dogs out there! ;-)

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  15. I would be very glad if this encouraged a few people to slim their poor dogs down! We struggle with our tripod greyhound, because the other one is underweight and we're always trying to keep weight ON him. Needless to say, if he leaves any, the tripod is likely to eat it, especially when he's on one of his periodic slimming plans!

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    1. It can be hard, sometimes. Sometimes, in a case like yours, it might be helpful to feed them separately, so he doesn't have access to any extras, or at least supervise and make sure he doesn't help himself to any.

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  16. Good idea to make slim dogs more visible :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping it will help people see what dogs should and can look like, as I believe our view of a picture of a dog with healthy weight got skewed.

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  17. Your dog is a very important member of your family. You are sure to want the very best for yours. As a caring pet owner, you are sure to look for the best foods that you can possibly find for your pet. There are lots of dog treats out there, so you may need to do some research to find the best ones. There is always the trial and error method of finding the best food, but this can take a long time, especially if your dog is a fussy eater Loaded with Protein

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  18. This is such a great thing! We finally wrote a Blog Post to celebrate Bella's waistline and joined the BlogHop and will be writing some more to celebrate the other two's waistlines. =)

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    1. Awesome! Thank you for participating!

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  19. This is a great campaign! All dog parents should know their dog's correct waistline! I will definitely share this in my blog!

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  20. I believe our view of a picture of a dog with healthy weight got skewed.

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  21. It's so sad to know that my dog is under weight. But I guess this is the effect of being in vet hospital because of pet parasites. Thanks for the tips and especially the graph. I appreciate it.

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    1. Jeanette, if there is a clear identified cause, that you don't need to worry so much. After the parasites are treated, things should return to normal.

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  22. It's actually pretty funny because my dog carries all her weight in her booty. She definitely has swag when she walks. She is really healthy though so I'm not too concerned. Thanks for sharing this, it's good to have.

    http://www.pawmarks.com

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  23. Great post! Been reading a lot about making sure my dog doesn't get overweight. Thanks for the info here!

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    1. Awesome. Are you going to show off his waistline?

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  24. Shout out to you on my blog today about weight management! Pet owners need to be aware.

    -Brandy
    quirkyginger.com

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  25. Great post! I'll write up something for your hop!
    Sometimes people think our pibbles are too thin, but anyone who knows them and what a dog should look like thinks they are perfect. :-)
    I call Dante and Ziva my little body builders. They eat as much as they want during meal time (we feed them twice daily - full bowl, when they walk away they are done and we pick it up) we do this because we exercise them all the time and they burn off the calories.
    They've been really good about managing their own weight. :-)

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