If you find the fat cat pictured above adorable, you're not alone. You're also kind of a monster, giggling at the nationwide health epidemic that is animal obesity
. Animal obesity is not cute -- I mean, yeah, it's kind of cute, because look at the kitty's big furry belly! -- but a health scourge suffered by up to 60% and cats and dogs in the nation
. The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
is moving to combat out of control weight gain in U.S. housepets, who are even more likely to be overweight than their increasingly pudgy human owners, by opening the Tufts' Veterinary Obesity Clinic.