Pets Putting on the Pounds

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The National Academy of Sciences has just issued a report finding that one out of four dogs and cats in the Western world is fat. It finds one cause of the trend is the "humanization" of pets.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Okay, so now America's pets are becoming obese. The National Academy of Sciences has just issued a report, finding that one out of four dogs and cats in the western world is fat. It says one cause of the trend is the humanization of pets. They're too papered by their owners, and exercise falls by the wayside. One expert's advice is to make sure pooches and felines walk and play a lot, and you employ the word fetch. This is MORNING EDITION.

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