Pack on a few extra pounds over the winter? Chances are Fido did, too.
More than half of all dogs and cats in the United States are overweight, according to a recent survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). Even more alarming, 28 percent of cats and 18 percent of dogs are now classified as clinically obese, meaning they are at least 30 percent above ideal weight.
This obesity epidemic is keeping our furry, four-legged friends from living longer, healthier, better lives.