Thursday, May 3, 2007

American Pets Getting as Fat as Their Owners

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.


horsecarazy said...

people REALLY need to start taking care of there pets beacuse a fat pets (no matter what aniaml) will die 8 years earlye than a fit pet

2Truthy said...

horse, I agree. It is amazing how much fat pets DO quite often resemble their owners!