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Considering how fat Americans have become is it any wonder that pets are getting obese as well? A new study by the National Research Council says that one in every four pets is overweight. The study gives tips on how to take care of your pet and help it slim down, so it lives a long and healthy life, but since it's the report is available for pay, take a look at the study's press release.

Gothamist feels a little guilty for enjoying chubby pets more than the too-thing ones, so we'll try to stop sneaking treats to the pets we know. But we can't help liking how Adam Sandler's character in Anger Management designed clothes for husky cats. Or finding things like "If a cat looks overweight, it is" kind of funny. But, yes, dear readers, pet obesity is not a laughing matter. "If one cannot feel a dog’s ribs, the animal is probably overweight." Aww...