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Can pets be overweight?

Obesity is one of the most common diseases that afflict dogs and cats today.  Too much weight can cause some of the same problems in pets as it does in people.  Obesity can aggravate respiratory problems, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.

Because pets generally weigh much less than people, just a pound or two can make a big difference.  That is why it is important to watch your pets diet, exercise routine and weight.