Source: Student Advisor Articles
January 1, 2005
Since 1980, the number of overweight children in the United States has tripled, climbing to 15 percent. In comparison, the National Research Council estimates 15 percent of pets were overweight a decade ago and nearly 40 percent are overweight today. Given a culture that increasingly regards pets as family membersand even childrenwith a place at an over-bountiful table, the rising number of overweight pets should come as no surprise.