Pet Spas Offer Help for Obese Dogs and Cats

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It's not just American people who are overweight. Many of America's pets have the same problem and that's led to a rise in "fat camps" for fat pooches and their feline counterparts.

Statistics show that 53 percent of dogs are overweight or obese and nearly 58 percent of cats are fat, too.

Obese pets can suffer from the same diseases as obese people, including diabetes, joint problems, heart disease, and a shortened lifespan.

An extra snack or two during the day from loving owners coupled with a lack of exercise may exacerbate the problem.

So now luxury pet hotels and spas across the country will customize a fitness program for a pudgy dog or cat.

And some fitness camps will work with overweight animals to get them back to a healthy weight.

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