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These States Have The Fattest Cats And Dogs

While a lot of people may think chubby cats and dogs look adorable, obesity is a real health problem for many pets in the United States.

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    There's been a 196% increase in overweight dogs and a 158% increase in overweight cats over the past decade, People reports, citing data from Banfield Pet Hospital.

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    Banfield's 2017 State of Pet Health Report looked at the medical data of 2.5 million dogs and 500,000 cats and ranked the states with the most obese pets.

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    Here are the top five states for overweight dogs and cats:

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    Minnesota: 46% of cats diagnosed as overweight

    Nebraska: 43% of cats diagnosed as overweight

    Iowa: 42% of cats diagnosed as overweight

    Idaho: 40% of cats diagnosed as overweight

    Delaware and Michigan (tied): 39% of cats diagnosed as overweight



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    Dogs
    Minnesota: 41% of dogs diagnosed as overweight
    Nebraska: 39% of dogs diagnosed as overweight
    Michigan: 38% of dogs diagnosed as overweight
    Idaho: 38% of dogs diagnosed as overweight
    Nevada: 36% of dogs diagnosed as overweight

    See the full rankings here


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    One in five pets is obese, according to veterinarians. Is yours? Don Dahler has the warning signs for overweight pets:

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