Biggest Loser: Pet Edition

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 We have some pretty fat Dogs and Cats out there.  According to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention (who know such an organization existed): 50% of Dogs and Cats are overweight or obese.  Its time for a reality show on how to exercise your pets, of course the pets vote each other off the show would be rather amusing.

Check out this astonishing facts:

 

  • An Estimated 50% of Dogs and Cats in the United States are Overweight or Obese
  • An Estimated 14% of US Dogs and Cats are Obese
    • An Estimated 84 million US Dogs and Cats are Overweight or Obese
    • An Estimated 23 million US Pets are Obese
  • An Estimated 44% of US Dogs are Overweight or Obese (BCS 4-5)
  • An Estimated 10% of US Dogs are Obese (BCS 5)
    • 33 million US Dogs are estimated to be Overweight or Obese
    • 7.2 million US Dogs are estimated to be Obese
  • An Estimated 57% of US Cats are Overweight or Obese (BCS 4-5)
  • An Estimated 18% of US Cats are Obese (BCS 5)
    • 51 million US Cats are estimated to be Overweight or Obese
    • 15.8 million US Cats are estimated to be Obese

 

source: 2008 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention

Read the whole study here