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US Pet Obesity Grows; Veterinarians Call for Standardization of Obesity Scale

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention Confirms a Rise of Obese Pets in 2015, sparking the need for industry change Calabash, N.C.—March 15, 2016—Pet obesity continues to be a growing problem, affecting the majority of US dogs and cats. Research conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that approximately 58 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015. Veterinarians are alarmed by the steady increase in
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U.S. Pet Population Gets Fatter; Owners Fail to Recognize Obesity.

New Research from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention Shows a Rise of Obese Pets in 2014 March 26, 2015, Calabash, N.C.—The majority of the nation’s dogs and cats continue to be overweight, and most pet owners aren’t aware of the problem, according to new research from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). The eighth annual National Pet Obesity Prevalence Survey conducted by APOP found 58% of U.S. cats and 53% of dogs were
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2014 Pet Obesity Statistics

An estimated 52.7% of US dogs are overweight or obese. An estimated 57.9% of US cats are overweight or obese. View all the results of the 2014 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey.

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2015 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention will conduct our Ninth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey. In order to do this, we need your help. On October 7, we are asking you to record simple information for each pet that you perform a routine examination on that day. How many pets and the detail of information you obtain is up to you.

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2014 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention will conduct our Eighth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey. In order to do this, we need your help. On October 8, we are asking you to record simple information for each pet that you perform a routine examination on that day. How many pets and the detail of information you obtain is up to you.