As many already know, the obesity epidemic is growing in movement and in patients. However, what many don’t know is that it is also spreading to the pet population. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, there are 84 million overweight or obese cats and dogs in the United States, and the number shows no signs of stopping or slowing.

With obesity linked to diabetes, cancer, and loads of other illnesses in pets, an obese dog or cat can be at great risk. To help understand and combat pet obesity, we have collected the below 25 tips and tricks to help your pets slim down. They include blog entries, expert articles, and even what actual pet owners themselves have done to help combat the obesity epidemic.

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Advocacy for animal rights has been in existence for a while, but with the growth of the internet, activism has sky rocketed immensely. While many people are unaware of the animal cruelties present in today’s society, bloggers have used the internet as an outlet to create awareness. Charles Darwin once said, “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man,” and many of these top 45 bloggers would agree.

These 45 blogs are well versed in this realm, and most of all, are passionate about animal advocacy. Animal advocates believe that animals have their own rights, just as humans do, and these top 45 blogs have set out to create awareness, reform, and change.

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There’s major changes going on at zoos all over the world. As global warming chases animals out of their natural habitats, more zoos are looking to care for new animals they never before featured. This means making major adjustments and renovations to zoos who may not be equipped to take on additional animals or certain species based on its living needs. Learn more about zoo reform with these blogs and articles that are tackling the issue head on.

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