Some people enjoy dressing up their dogs in colorful sweaters and bandanas, but others have started giving them tattoos and body piercings, and officials in New Jersey are concerned about this disturbing new trend.
It's no secret that many people spend thousands of dollars trying to keep their pets healthy and alive. Legislation introduced in Trenton would give pet lovers a bit of a break by excluding pet medications from New Jersey's 7 percent sales tax.
It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," "doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help slim down man's best friend.
Join Big Joe Saturday, June 14th from 6-10p at Stillwell Stables in Colts Neck as he hosts The Fur Ball to benefit The Monmouth County SPCA, celebrating their fifth anniversary of the Homeward Bound Adoption Center.
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