Fat dogs and cats are getting professional help
Like their owners, American dogs and cats are engaged in a battle of the bulge. At least 35 percent of household pets are at least 35 percent above their ideal weight. This month, a pet obesity clinic opened at Tufts University’s veterinary medicine school. The biggest challenge in the pet obesity epidemic, specialists said, is that most owners aren’t good judges of their pet’s weight. Nearly 40 percent of owners of overweight pets think their animal doesn’t have a problem.