Study shows link between overweight owners, dogs

01/14/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Overweight owners tend to have overweight dogs, but the same relationship does not hold for pet owners and their cats, according to a study conducted by Dutch researchers using a sample of 47 dog-owner pairs and 36 cat-owner pairs. The researchers noted that the discrepancy could be linked to whether owners walk their dogs. Additional studies on pet obesity can be found at the AVMA Web site.

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