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Tracking Fido: New technology allows owners to monitor pets' activity

Tracking Fido: New technology allows owners to monitor pets' activity

Some dog owners with particularly plump, furry friends may be paying special attention to their pets' holiday season calorie intake — and their energy output. Owners who slide their dogs extra helpings of Thanksgiving treats aren't doing their pets any favors, experts say. "Some people give way too much of a portion to their dogs," said Mikkel Becker, a Seattle-based trainer at vetstreet.com. "You can feed your pet during the holiday, but do it in a low-calorie way." Trips to the veterinarian tend to increase during the holiday season. "We get a pretty good rush after holidays like Thanksgiving," said Dr. Sharon Albright of South...

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