That lack of awareness could jeopardize the health of your favorite four-legged friend.
To help combat canine obesity, Pfizer Animal Health has joined forces with the American Kennel Club Humane Fund and veterinarians across the country to launch The National Canine Weight Check, a free and simple way to find out whether your dog is overweight.
To get a realistic picture of your dog's health, you can take your dog to participating veterinary clinics throughout February for a free weight check.
Numerous local veterinarians are participating, so go to www.stopcanineobesity.com to find the one nearest to you.
The Van Dyke Animal Clinic, at 6066 Van Dyke Road, is among those taking part.