National Pet Obesity Awareness Day puts spotlight on keeping furry friends at a healthy weight – WTLV-WJXX

Oct. 14 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — During the coronavirus pandemic, having a companion at home is increasingly popular.

But it’s also highlighting a concerning trend— it’s estimated that well over half of all dogs in the U.S. are obese.

The same report also estimated that the vast majority of pet owners don’t seem to notice their pet is unhealthy.