Are certain pets more likely to be obese?

Pet Health Questions:

Are certain pets more likely to be obese?

Several factors make obesity more likely in pets. E.g. for dogs:

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  • Breed – certain breeds have a higher risk.
  • Age – the risk increases with age.
  • Neuter status – neutered dogs are more at risk.
  • Sex – apart from older dogs, obesity is reported to be more common in females.
  • Owner – obese owners may be more likely to have obese dogs, perhaps because they are less likely to exercise their dog, or less able to recognise obesity.

*Similar factors may also be associated with other animals.

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