Obesity Facts & Risks
2015 Obesity Facts & Risks
2015 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey: Cats
2015 National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey: Dogs

Very Thin: < 1%
An estimated 53.8% of US dogs are overweight or obese (BCS 4-5)
41.9 million US dogs are estimated to be overweight or obese
26.1 million US dogs are estimated to be overweight (BCS 4)
15.7 million US dogs are estimated to be obese (BCS 5)
(based on 77.8 million US dogs - 2016 APPA)
(53.8%)
An estimated 20.2% of US dogs are obese (BCS 5)
(20.2%)
An estimated 58.2% of US cats are overweight or obese (BCS 4-5)
49.9 million US cats are estimated to be overweight or obese (BCS 4-5)
23.7 million US cats are estimated to be overweight (BCS 4)
26.2 million US cats are estimated to be obese (BCS 5)
(based on 85.8 million US cats - 2016 APPA)
(58.2%)
An estimated 28.1% of US cats are obese (BCS 5)
(28.1%)
All figures 2015 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.
View additional details and findings of the 2015 Pet Obesity Survey
2015-2016 US Pet Population (Source:  American Pet Products Manufacturers Association)
Dogs 77.8 million
Cats  85.8 million
Total Dogs and Cats 163.6 million
  • Approximately 65% of US households own at least one pet = 79.7 million homes
    (Source: 2016 APPA)
  • 68% of adult Americans are overweight or obese = approximately 148 million
    (Source: 2015 CDC)