Experts: Dogs, cats affected by obesity too

LOS ANGELES The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that about half the country's pets are overweight-- that's 90 million cats and dogs.

Experts said the causes are the same as in humans: eating too much, eating unhealthy foods and not exercising enough.

That puts pets at increased risk for conditions like heart disease, diabetes and /*cancer*/.

Veterinarians said if a layer of fat prevents you from easily feeling your pet's ribs, your cat or dog is likely overweight.

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