iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Although a lot of attention is being paid to the obesity epidemic in this county, millions are neglecting to see how it affects other members of their households, namely, pets.
The Association of Pet Obesity and Prevention (APOP) in its annual report of the problem says that a whopping 58 percent of cats are overweight in the U.S., and dogs aren’t far behind.
The group’s National Pet Obesity Prevalence Survey finds that 53 percent of dogs are also carrying too much weight for their own good.
Perception, or actually, the lack thereof, is at the crux of the problem. The …read more