Findings from the latest PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report say four out of five veterinary professionals have seen an increase in pet obesity cases in the last two years.
Obesity is the number one concern among vets when it comes to man’s best friend but worryingly, nearly half of people surveyed are not aware it’s a major issue. This is a huge concern given that 80% of vets and vet nurses believe there will be more overweight pets than healthy weight pets in five years time and PDSA is stressing the need for urgent action.
Lack of exercise is claimed to be one of the biggest contributing factors and can lead to health concerns cutting our pets lives short, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as debilitating conditions including arthritis.
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If you’re concerned your pet might be overweight, the charity are urging you to take action and join their annual fat fighting club.
To find out more, read K9 Magazine’s top tips to help you overcome dog obesity.