Pet obesity may result in health problems, shorter life spans

09/20/2010 | Daily News (New York)

There has been a significant increase in the number of overweight pets in the U.S., a trend that mirrors that of humans, according to a survey. A study published in JAVMA found that some Labrador retrievers that were fed restricted-calorie foods had an average life span that was about two and a half years longer than those that were not put on a diet.

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