Banfield Study: Nation's Fattest Dogs Reside In Some Of The Skinniest States (PHOTOS)

05/07/2012 06:25 pm ET | Updated May 07, 2012

Coloradans may have the lowest levels of obesity in the nation, but somehow the state's pooches are racking up pounds. At least that's the word from a report card on pet health released today.

The report, assembled by Banfield Applied Research and Knowledge (yes, the acronym is "BARK"), finds 25% of dogs in Colorado are on the hefty side compared with 20% of dogs nationally. The Denver Post notes that Colorado also ranks high for fat cats: enough to be seventh in the nation.

Wondering what other states made the top ten?
CLICK through our slideshow of the top states for heavy-set dogs:

2011 State Rankings For Overweight And Obese Dogs

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