Top 5 Signs Your Dog Needs to Go on a Diet

A new study reveals pet obesity may be growing at the highest rate in households with new babies, due to dogs eating food dropped by the baby, less attentive parents and fewer walks.

If you’re wondering if your dog may need to enter a Doggie Weight Watchers program, here are five critical signs to look for:

5.  Appears ashamed after late-night binge sessions.

4.  Impaired culinary judgment.

3.  People are not kidding when they ask, “Dog or pig?”

2.  The “sit” command becomes a moot point.

1. Your dog looks like this.

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Candy Kirby

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).