Low methionine dog food may fight obesity, extend life

By helping dogs lose weight, the dog food may extend the lives of the dogs by reducing obesity related diseases, said brand executives. By restricting the amount of a certain amino acid, methionine, in dogs’ diets, pet food formulators with Slim Health Pet Food developed a product that may help dogs lose weight without changing their routine or restricting […]

Revolutionary diet in the works to curb pet obesity – and we could be next

BATON ROUGE, La. — Two professors at Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center are in the process of developing a method of pet nutrition that could give overweight companion animals a fighting chance at a longer, healthier lifestyle – and eventually offer the same for humans. Nearly 60% of dogs and 56% of cats […]