Sharp Increase of Pets Considered Overweight

June 28, 2017

While American battle an ever growing waistline, so do our pets.  Data released show that dogs and cats are becoming overweight.  Over the last 10 years, Banfield Pet Hospital tracked pet data and found 1 in 3 pets are overweight, with cats winning the weight battle with the percentage of overweight cats growing 169% over the last 10 years, while the percentage of overweight dogs has increased 158% the same time period.  Overweight pets suffer similar ailments as people with more than 20 ailments linked to higher weights.  Maintaining proper weights for our pets not only helps them live healthier and longer, it save you money as food and medical costs increase with overweight animals.

SOURCE: Fox News

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