Battle Pet Obesity

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Battle Pet Obesity

American people aren’t the only ones with weight problems: A recent survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that 54 percent of cats and 55 percent of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for more serious problems such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis and cancer. So make sure your pets stay active, monitor their caloric intake (treats are treats, use them sparingly) and ask your vet to help you draw up a diet plan if Fido or Fluffy keeps getting fatter.

 

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