Banfield reports on state of pet healthPreventable conditions are among the most common in dogs and in cats

Dental disease is the most common condition among dogs and cats examined at small animal practices across the United States. Otitis externa is also a common problem, and many dogs and cats are overweight. Flea infestation is increasingly more common, and heartworms and other internal parasites continue to be a concern across the country.

These findings are from Banfield Pet Hospital's State of Pet Health 2011 Report, the first of its kind. The report, which Banfield released in late April, draws