Animal weigh-ins are commonplace at zoos all around the world - with the information shared internationally about thousands of endangered animals.
According to Dr Tara Pirie from the University of Reading, “Recording the weights and size of animals in a zoo directly benefits their welfare, and could potentially help in the global conservation of their wild counterparts.”
But how and why are zoo animals weighed, and can a weight reading really help save a species? This blog post explains.
Puppy weight can be the difference between good health and poor health of your pet. Excessive pet weight can be a sign of diabetes, heart and lung diseases, skin conditions and different types of cancer.
And if a dog’s weight plummets, it can also signify a health problem.
The Veterinary Expert recommends that newborn puppies are weighed every 24 hours - but how much should a puppy weigh and how does your pet’s weight change as adulthood is reached?
Pet care is even more important during the summer months, as the hot weather could increase your pet’s weight and contribute to pet obesity.
There are a number of reasons why cat or dog weight may increase in summer. In the hot weather, the animal may get tired more quickly, and too little exercise can result in dog weight gain.
Weighing scales are commonly used on farms alongside other tools in order to aid daily tasks.
Scales can be used for weighing cattle or livestock on other markets - and also perform tasks such as weighing grain or weighing pallets of eggs or other products before they are sent to a retailer.
But what advantages can using weighing scales on farms bring when weighing livestock? This blog post provides six reasons animal scales are important in farming.
If you have been following the Marsden blog, you’ll be aware that ‘pet obesity is the number one issue facing vets’. Research by Marsden last year found that more than 50% of pets could be overweight.
The pet weight crisis is again in the news this month, with the Daily Mirror newspaper reporting that 40% of cats are overweight.
But what can you do to help your pet lose weight? Download our pet weight guide here or continue reading this blog post for 5 top tips.
A pet’s weight can be the first and sometimes the only indicator of health problems - and vets need accurate weighing scales to precisely analyse whether a pet is a healthy weight.
Problems can arise if the pet becomes too heavy, or weighs too little due to insufficient nutrients.
Our pet weight guide looked at helpful tips for controlling your pet’s weight, but it is important that the reading you are looking at is accurate. Read on to find out why.
Veterinary scales are used to assess whether the dog is overweight or a healthy weight - pet obesity is the number one issue facing our pets. They can also be used in the diagnosis of other problems with their health.
Vet charity, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), has blamed takeaways, chocolate and alcohol for the pet obesity crisis.
According to a survey from Marsden last year, over half of pets are overweight. Worse still is that less than 10% of pet owners recognise their cat or dog is overweight.
And now, the PDSA has reported that more than five million dogs, cats and rabbits are overweight. But what is causing it? This blog post explains.