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May 2014 Issue

Facing a Hard Fact: Our Cats Are Fat

More than 50 percent are overweight or obese, which can stress arthritic joints and lead to serious disease

Veterinarians classify 54 percent of cats in the U.S. as overweight or obese, according to a study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. That’s about one in two cats or about 47 million. The association calls the situation — without irony — an “expanding epidemic.”

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