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Risk of Overweight &
Obesity in Dogs
and Cats

Pets & Breed Sizes Prone to Overweight & Obesity


Small Dogs

Medium Dogs

Large Dogs

Giant Dogs

Mature dogs & cats, especially mature large breed dogs, are at greater risk for being overweight than other age groups.

Age Breakdowns
in Cats and Dogs:

  • Juvenile (0-1 years)
  • Young Adult (1-3 years)
  • Mature Adult (3-10 years)
  • Geriatric (>10 years)
More than 40% of dogs with high blood pressure are also overweight.
28% of mature large breed dogs were diagnosed as overweight in 2011.