Protect Your Dog

The skinny

A report Wednesday by the Association for Pet ObesityPrevention says half of all dogs and cats in the U.S. areoverweight or obese. Overall, one-fifth are obese, defined as 30 percent or more over their recommended body weight, according to the report. It also cites numerous health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease the excess weight causes for big dogs and fat cats. So not only do they look like us, they eat like us too.