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Fatty Pets Aren’t Cute (not even in that super bowl commerical)

The 2012 Super Bowl Volkswagen commercial with the overweight dog may have been funny, but the epidemic on the rise of overweight pets is anything but humorous. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, the majority of adult dogs and cats in U.S. homes are overweight (53% of adult dogs aka 41 million, and 55% of cats, or 47 million). Some say they didn’t realize that their pet was gaining weight until it was too much—to this is say, did you not look at your pet?? It’s not okay. Being overweight is unhealthy for adults and in similar ways causes various illness, and early deaths to animals too. (Love that pet of yours. Take them for a walk, and make them work for those extra treats!)


About maggie.

Maggie Barnes is a nonprofit and for profit business content specialist / social media consultant; and social sciences web writer interested in everything from psychology and sexuality, to technology, race, and economics. She is passionate about good communication and information accessibility.


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