The United States has more chubby pets than anywhere else in the world. The internet is flooded with affectionately captioned images of “chonky” cats and dogs, which seem to glorify a very real health problem. With over 50%
of pet dogs and cats overweight, obesity isn’t cute; it’s sad. Obesity is the leading health threat for pets, and many Americans don’t know what an unhealthy, overweight pet actually looks like.