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As Americans get bigger each year with no appreciable shift away from obesity, is it possible we are passing this problem on to our Obesitypets? Steve Dale explores the topic, connecting the emotional components often involved with over-eating: depression, loneliness, and boredom. He asks if our pets might be more like us that we realize. From the Pet Obesity Prevention site:

Approximately 62% of US households own at least one pet = 71.4 million homes
US Population (Source: 2009 US Census Bureau) = 305 million
68% of adult Americans are overweight or obese = approximately 148 million (Source: 2010 CDC)

Compare the human results with our pets:

An Estimated 54% of Dogs and Cats in the United States are Overweight or Obese
An Estimated 93 million US Dogs and Cats are Overweight or Obese

Hmm, let’s see where Steve takes this discussion:


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