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2016 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention will conduct our Tenth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey.

US Pet Obesity Grows in 2015; Veterinarians Call for Standardization of Obesity Scale

Pet obesity continues to be a growing problem, affecting the majority of US dogs and cats. Research conducted in 2015 by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that approximately 58 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs were overweight or obese.

U.S. Pet Population Gets Fatter; Owners Fail to Recognize Obesity.

New Research from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention Shows a Rise of Obese Pets in 2014 March 26, 2015, Calabash, N.C.—The majority of the nation’s dogs and cats continue to be overweight, and most pet owners aren’t aware of the problem, according to new research from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). The eighth annual National Pet Obesity Prevalence Survey conducted by APOP found 58% of U.S. cats and 53% of dogs were
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2014 Pet Obesity Statistics

In 2014, an estimated 52.7% of US dogs were overweight or obese. An estimated 57.9% of US cats were overweight or obese. View the most recent results of the National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey.

2015 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention will conduct our Tenth Annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey. In order to do this, we need your help. On October 12, we are asking you to record simple information for each pet that you perform a routine examination on that day. How many pets and the detail of information you obtain is up to you.