Obesity Facts & Risks
- An Estimated 54% of Dogs and Cats in the United States are Overweight or Obese» Read more...
- An Estimated 93 million US Dogs and Cats are Overweight or Obese
"Biggest Loser" host, dog Winky battle pet obesity
Alison Sweeney, host of the NBC network's weight loss TV series "The Biggest Loser", has worked with the show's contestants since 2007, supporting them as they drop pounds and learn to lead a healthier way of life.» Read more...
Now, Sweeney is taking on more weight issues by teaming up with dog food company Hill's Science Diet for the second annual Million Pound Pledge to raise awareness about obesity in pets.
Are Your Pets Obese?
According to a new survey of veterinarians by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of our dogs and cats are obese. But owners are, apparently, in denial.» Read more...
Doggie Fat Camp Fights Pet Obesity
Doggie Fat Camp director gives exercise, diet tips to help your pet lose weight.» Read more...
Pet Obesity: Over Half Of U.S. Dogs And Cats Are Overweight, Study Says
Over half of U.S. dogs and cats are now overweight or obese, reports a recent study conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. One-fifth of dogs and cats are obese -- weighing 30% over a healthy weight. America's obesity epidemic is apparently not just affecting humans.» Read more...
Obesity epidemic strikes U.S. pets
Kim Stevens has a problem that affects tens of millions of Americans. If left untreated, it could lead to the death of someone she loves, someone who's part of the family.» Read more...
Stevens' dog Dodger, a black and gray mixed breed, is obese. According to a new study, he's emblematic of a growing problem.
What your fat pet is costing you
About half of our furry friends weigh too much, and their vet bills are likely to be hefty as well. Slimming down could extend your pet's life and save you money.» Read more...
Obese pets: Vets say more than half of dogs, cats are overweight
America's obesity crisis is spreading – to our pets.» Read more...
About 53% of the nation’s cats and 55% of dogs are overweight. And more than one in five of those fat animals is clinically obese, meaning at least 30% above normal weight.