Sedentary lifestyle, overeating cause health problems
Could doggie salsa dancing Or "Curves for Fido" franchises be just around the corner? All around the world, Americans have earned a certain "Super-Size-Me" reputation that doesn't seem to quit. From SUV's to McMansions to Marie Callenders, the nation can't seem to get enough.
American pets are facing an obesity epidemic, underscoring the belief that pets and pet owners tend to resemble one another. One-third of dogs in this country are overweight or obese, according to a study published in the April issue of American Journal of Veterinary Research. Previous studies found a third of cats are overweight or obese, too.