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Develop good exercise habits for your pets


Last updated 3/13/2019 at 11:45pm

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – Pets in the U.S. are even more likely to be overweight than their human families, but exercise can help.

Last year, PetFirst saw a significant rise in claims related to obesity among pets, including a 7 percent rise in diabetes treatment, a 25 increase in hypothyroidism treatment and 18 percent increase in claims for patella luxation, a knee condition that can be associated with carrying extra weight.

The increase in claims is not surprising, because more than half of cats and dogs in the U.S. are obese, according to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. I...

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