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Cat Obesity Up Over 100% in 10 Years

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Banfield Pet Hospital recently analyzed its electronic veterinary health records and released a report that revealed a rise in pet obesity over the last decade, with a 114% increase in cats diagnosed as overweight or obese. Dog obesity also rose 108% during the same timeframe.

Banfield also surveyed 1,000 owners of overweight or obese pets and discovered:

93% said they faced hurdles in maintaining a healthy weight for their pet

76% couldn’t identify at least one risk of pet obesity

61% didn’t realize obesity carries an increased risk of cancer

41% delayed a visit to the vet to avoid talking about their pet’s weight

4 thoughts on “Cat Obesity Up Over 100% in 10 Years”

  1. YIKES! I have been avoiding the vet because my boy is overweight. My vet told me on the last visit that he needed to lose a few lbs, but he loves to eat and I just can't say no to him because he is so darn lovable. :(

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