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Updated: 11/06/2013 08:00:03AM

Is your dog fat, or worse, obese?

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Lori Shank

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The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that as many as 80 million cats and dogs in the U.S. Are either fat or obese.

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Not long after coming to Florida, I had a client bring in their Labrador Retriever. I didn’t need scales or a veterinary education to see that this pooch wasn’t just fat, but obese, morbidly obese.

In assessing the situation with the dogs owners, I asked, of course, about its diet, and what it was fed on a regular basis.

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