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Among owners of chubby pets, 45 percent


believe their dog or cat is of a normal weight.


~ Association for Pet Obesity Prevention


with burning off excess calories, even mild exercise works to reduce hunger, improve muscle strength and aerobic capacity and improve functioning of organs. Plus, as veterinarians further at- test, the activity is mentally stimulating for both animals and guardians, while decreasing behavioral problems. There is no one best exercise program for every animal; a sensible plan must be personalized to needs and abilities. Consult a veterinarian to determine the best regimen. As always, prevention is better than a cure, so stay- ing alert to signs of additional pounds and keeping an animal from becoming obese in the first place is optimum.


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