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

Posted: 05/07/2012 6:25 pm Updated: 05/07/2012 7:04 pm

Fat Dog
Flickr photo via atalou

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:


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  • 2011 State Rankings For Overweight Dogs

    Flickr photo via StewartBlack <a href="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5110/5678796225_08a25a5e74_o.jpg" target="_hplink"> StewartBlack</a>

  • 10. Oregon

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 21 out of 100 Flickr photo via <a href="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7122087853_0c8c008dcb_o.jpg" target="_hplink">HeyItsWilliam</a>

  • 9. Oklahoma

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 23 out of 100 Flickr photo via <a href="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6960434789_612dab76f2_o.jpg" target="_hplink">fauxto_digit</a>

  • 8. Colorado

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 24 out of 100 Flickr photo via <a href="http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1317/4610523688_00c3266c1a_o.jpg" target="_hplink">atalou</a>

  • 7. Massachusetts

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 24 out of 100 Flickr Photo via <a href="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6980433602_25fba032e8_o.jpg" target="_hplink">Tobyotter</a>

  • 6. Nevada

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 25 out of 100 Flickr photo via <a href="http://farm1.staticflickr.com/214/493673228_c8866a4a05_o.jpg" target="_hplink">butler.corey</a>

  • 5. Washington

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 25 out of 100 Flickr photo via <a href="http://farm1.staticflickr.com/27/95813214_9f92c72767_o.jpg" target="_hplink">jon rawlinson</a>

  • 4. Iowa

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 25 out of 100 Flickr photo via <a href="http://farm1.staticflickr.com/186/384203895_9d78c4ff37_o.jpg" target="_hplink">Ed.ward</a>

  • 3. Utah

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 27 out of 100 Flickr photo via <a href="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2392/2429210010_5009e69ac2.jpg" target="_hplink">i eated a cookie</a>

  • 2. South Dakota

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 29 out of 100 Flickr photo via <a href="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3639/3564823751_2039fa3d7a_o.jpg" target="_hplink">borderlys </a>

  • 1. Minnesota

    Dogs overweight and obese in 2011: 38 out of 100



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