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Dogs, Food, Obesity, Pets

The Obesity Epidemic: Is Your Pet Overweight?

What do you do when Buddy looks at you with those eyes, or Felix meows that way? You know what we’re talking about. The tater tots under the table (we see them), that extra cream in the bowl.... It’s so hard to resist, and yet it’s not just sneaking treats that’s making pets fatter. We really have an epidemic, with 60% of cats and 56% of dogs now overweight or obese, according to the latest data from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP).  Previously, body fat was thought to be inactive tissue that just sat there. But we now...

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