It’s sad to think that these pictures weren’t Photoshopped

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According to a recent APOP National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Study just over half of all cats and dogs in US households are either overweight or obese, “… approximately 53% of cats and 55% of dogs were overweight or obese. Preliminary data released from a nationwide collaboration with Banfield, the nation’s largest chain of veterinary clinics, reveals pet obesity continues to be a serious problem.”

What Can You Do?

There’s a joke that goes, “If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.” Yeah, it USED to be funny.

In addition to daily exercise, your pet’s diet is of utmost importance.

You can get a healthy recipe for your dog and/or cat from award-winning author of “Holistic Cat Care” Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D.

And don’t forget to give them a safe and effective probiotic for dogs and cats like Geneflora for Pets!


Dr. Yarnall has extensively researched the nutritional needs of pets and discovered a cornucopia of holistic nutritional alternatives for pets, consults on clinical pet nutrition and alternative healing therapies (including homeopathy and herbal therapies) for cats and dogs and has written articles for several pet and health publications.  She earned a Ph.D. in Nutrition from Pacific  Western University where she serves as an adjunct professor of nutrition.

Celeste has dedicated her life to the health and well-being of animals, specializing in feline and canine nutrition. For more information visit her site at



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14 Responses to The Obesity Epidemic – Not Just For People

  1. Kevin Bettencourt says:

    Owners should give out more loving treats and go easy on the edible ones. Since we want to show our love is as unconditional as the love our pets give us, we’re too quick to feed them too much.

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  2. Wow, I can’t believe someone would let that happen to their pet.


  3. Some people feed their animals like they feed themselves. Wow that is amazing.
    Scott Sylvan Bell

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  4. Kevin Hogan says:

    Probably more tragic than self abuse is that of giving children and animals diabetes and a short life span.

    I am always pained to see grossly obese animals and kids. The parents couldn’t stop with themselves….Drives me nuts…

  5. I’ve always operated under the guideline with working dogs, the last rib on the ribcage is the ideal indicator on any canine. If you can clearly see the last rib, NOT the entire ribcage the dog is at his/her ideal weight. If you want to see someone upset, let them think you’re mistreating an animal, funny how pet obesity doesn’t seem to fall into this category.
    Dewayne Chriswell

  6. John Moulder says:

    Not a nice piece of vision , some people need a good talking too .

  7. Seems like cats have the same issues as their owners.

  8. Sonya Lenzo says:

    Thanks for the tips on where to go for healthy nutrition for cats!
    Sonya Lenzo

  9. Oh my goodness, the video is a horrible image of cats. We’ve seen a few who were a little tubby, but NOTHING like that poor thing.

    There’s a cat who likes to visit and come by and mooch. When his weight is up, we just pet and make a fuss over him but won’t give him any extra food.

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  10. Rachel Robinson says:

    My vet told me my cat was a few pounds overweight two years ago and the best thing I ever did was switch to organic food and buy an automatic feeder! It gives her the right amount of food twice a day. I make sure to give her lots of “green” treats as well! She’s still a bit “chubby” but has made considerable progress.
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  11. Eva Palmer says:

    Maybe also here in Spain are animals with obbesity…I never so something like what you show on the video..I think it is really important to take care of our pets and give them healthy food and also make them do exercise and control their food…

  12. To watch that video was truly tragic. Animals are helpless and the owner has to take responsibility for its care and health.

    Jen B
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  13. Bryan says:

    Being overweight really is an epidemic….good to see someone looking out for it

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  14. Steve C says:

    Animals, just like people, suffer when they have bad dietary habits.

    Steve C

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