A new obesity epidemic is rising, and it's not in children or adults -- the epidemic is striking animal companions.
Obese and overweight pets are at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In a country where 50 percent of adults are overweight, and one in five is considered obese, the nation's pets are also at risk.
"We are seeing the increase, just like in humans," says Marty Becker, a practicing veterinarian and founder of the Web site petconnection.com. "Some pets have too much food...Full Story