Chonky Cats: Health Hazard or Hype?
How to Communicate the Dangers to Cat Parents

Presented by Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT
8 pm ET/5 pm PT, Wednesday, February 16, 2022

This webinar is FREE for all attendees.


Chonky cats. Round boys. Fat and happy or sick and debilitated? According to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), approximately 60% of US adult cats are categorized as overweight or have obesity by their veterinarian. When does “chonky” convert into disease? What are the health risks of excess weight in cats? How can veterinary professionals more effectively and empathetically communicate the dangers of feline obesity to cat parents? What are the latest findings on the treatment of obesity in cats? Join Dr. Ernie Ward to learn how you can provide better care for your “chonky cat” patients

We hope you'll join us for this important welfare-focused webinar.



Dr. Ernie Ward is an internationally recognized veterinarian known for his work in the areas of general small animal practice, life extension and longevity, practice management and leadership, special needs of senior dogs and cats and pet obesity. He has authored three books, including “Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter.”

Dr. Ward is the founder of Seaside Animal Care, a small animal veterinary clinic and DogGone Healthy, a practice dedicated to nutritional, behavioral and integrative care in North Carolina. He also owns an international veterinary consultancy, E3 Management, LLC. Dr. Ward has authored and been featured in more than 100 practice management and peer-reviewed medical journal articles, co-authored the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Weight Management Guidelines, co-authored the peer-reviewed Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Obesity textbook, and is a 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

He created the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention in 2005 and is a Founding Member of VetPartners Practice Management Organization and the International Veterinary Senior Care Society.