As fun as it is to see Fido’s face light up when you feed him table scraps, American dogs are getting fat. The good news is that research is homing in on nutritional strategies to boost canine capabilities to maintain a healthy weight.

In 2015, in a survey of 1,224 cats and dogs at 136 vet clinics, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found 54% of dogs and 58% of cats were obese or overweight. And there is no question that an overweight or obese pet is unhealthy. Just some of the conditions associated with too much heft in dogs and cats include:

kidney disease
osteoarthritis in hips… more

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