According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 60 percent of cats and 56 percent of dogs are obese, making it twice as high as human obesity in the U.S., which stands at one-third of the population.
Experts say obesity is the single biggest threat to your pets' health and urge pet owners to work with a vet to create a weight-loss plan.
Generally, puppies require more exercise in short bursts while adult and senior dogs can vary based on their energy levels.
If cats are obese, they often have trouble using the litter box and grooming themselves. It's recommended that cat parents play with their cats two to three times a day for at least 10 minutes.