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U.S. obesity continues to grow — for pets as well as people — and exercise innovations for humans seem to trickle down to dogs. A July Associated Press report noted fat Labradors and poodles now have Pilates ("pawlates") and yoga ("doga") and even play "Barko Polo" in the pool. Morris Animal Inn offers five-day fitness camps for dogs ($249) in Morristown, New Jersey. More cats than dogs are overweight, but getting cats to the gym may be beyond human capability.

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