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7 pudgy pets that should lay off the kibble

By: Catie Leary on Feb. 23, 2011, 11:55 a.m.
Moe the fat cat leans against a wall


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Fat-bottomed pets

Seen this at your house? Your family pet may be trying to tell you something. Obesity in pets is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of the dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese. 

We're showcasing these images of pudgy domesticated critters because they're sure to make you smile — but also to share the signs of unhealthy weight gain and some tips for how you can respond.