One out of every four dogs in the world’s biggest dog show is overweight.
According to analysts at Britain’s Crufts show, 26 percent were fat while none were underweight.
Show dogs are assumed to be perfect specimens of their breed, but pugs were 80 percent fat, Basset hounds 68 percent and Labradors 63 percent. Obesity causes significant health problems in dogs, such as arthritis and diabetes.
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