Healthy Aging: Addressing Obesity in Senior Dogs

    Webinar Date
    September 18th, 2024 @ 12:00pm EDT
    Webinar Link

    Join Dr. Ernie Ward, an award-winning veterinarian and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, for an insightful webinar on clinical obesity in older dogs. This session is tailored for dog guardians who want to ensure their pets enjoy a healthy, active life well into their senior years. Dr. Ward will share the latest prevalence data on obesity in senior dogs, highlighting the increasing trend and its implications. He will guide you through the process of identifying an unhealthy body condition and the causes and consequences of excess body fat. 

    Learn about the various diseases associated with obesity, such as insulin resistance and diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, cancer, and more, and understand how maintaining a healthy body condition can mitigate these risks and comorbidities and extend quality of life and longevity. Dr. Ward will also offer effective strategies to help your dog shed excess body fat, including diet adjustments, exercise routines, lifestyle changes, and the essential laboratory tests every senior dog needs. Empower yourself with knowledge and take proactive steps towards your senior dog’s well-being.

    About Dr. Ward

    Grey Muzzle Advisory Board member Dr. Ernie Ward is an award-winning veterinarian, internationally known speaker, impact entrepreneur, author of several books, columnist, and media personality. A 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia, he was voted Speaker of the Year at both VMX and WVC conferences, the 2018 Veterinary Journalist of the Year, received the US National Practice of Excellence Award, and has received many veterinary and civic recognitions.

    Dr. Ward founded the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) and the World Pet Obesity Association. He is known for improving veterinary medical standards through his clinical education programs and promoting a higher quality of life and healthier habits for pets and people. When he’s not with family or pet patients, he can be found contemplating solutions for both the veterinary profession and the planet during endurance athletics, meditation, and on his award-winning weekly podcast, the Veterinary Viewfinder, or his regular column, “Opening Shots,” in NAVC’s “Today’s Veterinary Business.”