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The Pet Obesity Epidemic?

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Credit: Beth Rankin

We all love our pets. Those four-legged furry ‘nimals have a serious place in our hearts. But are we too good to them? According to the latest stats from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Study, we definitely spoil them too much in the food department.

The study found that 45 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats are now overweight or obese. In fact, pet obesity is now the biggest health threat to pets in the U.S. And because pets are getting larger over time, many owners aren’t even realizing that their pets are overweight and facing health risks. Sad face. Remember to feed and exercise your pet as well as you do yourself!

Brings a whole new meaning to a “fat cat”…



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