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In APOP's 2017 clinical survey, 56% of dogs and 60% 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 50.2 million dogs and 56.5 million cats are too heavy, based on 2017 pet population projections provided by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
In 2016, APOP found 54% of dogs and 59% of cats were overweight or obese.


Click here for the July 2018 DRAFT of the
Global Pet Obesity Initiative Position Statement recently approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors and Future Leaders Group.