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In 2018, an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States
were overweight or obese.

Pet Obesity Remains a Serious Health Threat, Pet Owners and Veterinary Professionals Confront Conflicting Nutritional and Weight Loss Advice

click here for the 2018 APOP Pet Obesity Survey results


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Click here (pdf) or here (online) for the final Global Pet Obesity Initiative Position Statement approved by 22 International Veterinary Professional Organizations, including American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors, British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, World Small Animal Veterinary Association, and more. If your organization would like to join in support, click here.


 

In APOP's 2018 clinical survey, 55.8% of dogs and 59.5% of cats were classified as clinically overweight (body condition score (BCS) 6-7) or obese (BCS 8-9) by their veterinary healthcare professional. That equals an estimated 50 million dogs and 56 million cats are too heavy, based on 2018-19 pet population projections provided by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
In 2017, APOP found 56% of dogs and 60% of cats were overweight or obese.