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That Furry Friend May Need to Be on a Diet

Feb 05, 2019 - The New York Times

Humans are not the only residents of the United States who are getting fatter every year. So, unsurprisingly, are our furry friends -- the dogs and cats that share our lives and, too often, our tendency to overeat.

Unlike their owners, however, the family dog or cat cannot open the refrigerator or gain access to snacks in high cupboards without human assistance, which means the responsibility for pet obesity rests with you-know-who.

Veterinarians report that nearly half the dogs t...