Most of the time losing weight comes down to dieting and exercise for people . . . and for pets, too. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 44 percent of dogs and 57 percent of cats are estimated to be overweight or obese – eeks!

If your pet could stand to drop a few, Spring's the time to start getting in shape – there's more sunlight for indoor and outdoor activities and the weather's improving in many places. If you're super serious, Kijiji is offering a Pet Fitness Sweepstakes in six US cities (Pet Food & Fitness Log (refresh your memory on canine calorie counting here) and get ready to see results!

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