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Jan Bellows, DVM — Dental and Small Animal Specialist ALL PETS DENTAL, Weston, Florida We truly love our four-legged friends, and they love us back by wagging their tails, licking our faces, and accepting hugs and rubs behind their ears. But sometimes their breath just smells — bad. What does bad breath mean and what can you do to help

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over half the dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Whether the result of overfeeding, a lack of exercise, or both, when our dogs and cats are overweight they become susceptible to serious health conditions that can harm their quality of life — and even shorten it altogether.

In 2011, science threw a curveball at Nicholas Dodman and Alice Moon-Fanelli. The two researchers were looking at bull terriers in hopes of finding the gene responsible for a debilitating behavior common in the breed. Up to 85 percent of any litter will compulsively chase their tails, sometimes to the point of savaging themselves or anyone who tries to interrupt