Obesity Facts & Risks
Obesity Facts & Risks
2013 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey: Cats
2013 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey: Dogs

Very Thin: < 1%
An estimated 52.6% of US dogs are overweight or obese (BCS 4-5)
43.8 million US dogs are estimated to be overweight or obese
13.9 million US dogs are estimated to be obese
(52.6%)
An estimated 16.7% of US dogs are obese (BCS 5)
(16.7%)
An estimated 57.6% of US cats are overweight or obese (BCS 4-5)
55 million US cats are estimated to be overweight or obese
26.2 million US cats are estimated to be obese
(57.6%)
An estimated 27.4% of US cats are obese (BCS 5)
(27.4%)
All figures 2014 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.
2013 US Pet Population (Source:  American Pet Products Manufacturers Association)
Dogs 83.3 million
Cats 95.6 million
Total Dogs and Cats 178.9 million
  • Approximately 68% of US households own at least one pet = 82.5 million homes
  • 68% of adult Americans are overweight or obese = approximately 148 million (Source: 2010 CDC)