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Fat cat? Pudgy pooch? Time to exercise

Next time you're at the vet, you need to look your vet in the eye and say: "Doc, give it to me straight.

"Is my pet fat?"

And then don't freak out if the answer is, "Yes, I'm glad you mentioned that, I've been meaning to tell you ... "

It's estimated that as many as 59 percent of the nation's

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