It totally depends on the dog, say Sean Delaney, DVM, MS, DACVN
, and Sally Perea, DVM, MS, DACVN
, veterinary nutritionists with Natura Pet Products.
"As many as 30 to 40 percent of cats are overweight, with 15 to 20 percent falling in the obese range," says Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, DACVN
, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine.