Doggie Fat Camp Helps Pets Lose Weight

A look at a new way to fight the obesity epidemic among animals.
2:45 | 02/24/13

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Coming up in the next half-hour. Ginger, thank you. Many pet ownersld probably relate to this next story. There's an obesity epidemic among animals. There's actually a fat camp for dogs. It seems to be working. Abc's tanya rivero is on the story. If you worry your pampered dog is becoming a hog, here's a little test, you should be able to feel his backbone and ribs without pressing. But if fido fails, have no fear doggie fat camp is here. Forget about the dog pound. This is the place where dogs go to lose the pounds. At the doggie fat camp. You won't just see spot run, you'll see him jump and even walk on the treadmill. Anything to get these pooches down to a healthy weight. If they're obese, they'll live two years on average less than a dog that's normal weight. So, we want them to be there as long as possible. Good job! Reporter: This doctor is one of the doggie fat camp's on-staff veterinarian. Among her clientelclientele, there's magic, a labrador retriever, for landing her cabinet. She got into waffle chips. Reporter: Magic's fitness routine includes a low-calorie, high-protein dog food. It's not just about slimming down. These lucky dogs. Also get full-on spa treatments. Even the most pampered humans might be jealous of. Water treadmill. Therapeutic exercises in a comfortable and safe way. Reporter: Not a dog person. No problem. The folks at doggie fat camp will also get your cat looking and feeling good. Or should we say, fee-line good. Getting your pet to slim down at camp doesn't come cheap, each session costs $20 to $30. No more waffle chips for madison. Thank you. Coming up here on the broadcast -- the reemergence of

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