Banfield Animal Hospitals say that the fattest cats and dogs in the US are in the state of Minnesota. I have not researched why. Perhaps someone can tell me. I had thought it might be because the fattest Americans live in that state and that they had normalised fatness. They might have recalibrated it so that fat = ideal and gross obesity = fat. But this is not true. The fattest Americans generally live in the south. So please does someone have an idea why the cats of Minnesota are America’s fattest by a bit of a margin?