though it’s definitely not okay to fat-shame people, it’s completely fine to fat-shame pets because they can’t understand people-words. It’s a scientific fact. I know Homeward Bound offered us a view of pet life that made domestic animals seem remarkably articulate and prescient, but they’re not — sometimes they get stuck in paper grocery bags for like no reason. Maybe your pet won’t understand all of your frustrated exclamations about its steadily increasing girth, but at least it’ll give the two of you a starting point for developing a sensible pet weight-loss regimen. The Daily News suggests making easy changes, like not getting your pet crap food and instead springing for the really smelly grain-free selections that cats especially seem to go nuts for.