Many of us have a canine companion, and whether your furry friend is a puppy or an adult, it is vital to have an idea of your dog’s ideal weight, especially when it comes to mealtimes.
Across the UK, many pet owners are guilty of overfeeding their dog and knowing what weight is healthy for your dog can help to minimise the risk of obesity or health complications such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis.
It can be easy to over-feed our furry friends with treats and large meals but maintaining your cat’s weight can be really important as obese or overweight cats can be at risk of a number of health conditions including diabetes, pancreatitis, arthritis and even skin sores.
Discover the healthy weight for your cat with our informative guide.
Last year we discovered that 54% of pet owners don’t weigh their pet at home. Moreso, 47% of those surveyed only weigh their pets annually at the vets. Then lockdown struck.
Weighing your pets is now harder than ever and it’s reflected in the pet obesity rate. According to Wakefield Research, 33% of pets have gained weight during lockdown with 40% of respondents confessing they’ve been feeding their pet more snacks and treats while at home.
Everybody loves pets, but these owners got a little more than they were expecting when their pets grew to be world record holders for the heaviest pets and the biggest of their breeds!
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Are you asking yourself questions like “is my cat overweight?” or “is my cat healthy?” It may be because your furry friend is looking a little on the large side or perhaps their coat isn’t quite as shiny.
Results from our recent survey with Burgess Pet Care showed some revealing results about how we may not be keeping our eye on the ball when it comes to weight.
32% of pet owners just guess the portion size for their pet - yet 62% have never asked their vet for pet weight management advice.
That’s according to a survey Marsden conducted this summer, in partnership with leading UK pet food manufacturer Burgess Pet Care. The Great British Pet Survey was completed by over 500 pet owners, providing revealing statistics - read the results below.
A new report by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association has revealed that 51% of dogs, 44% of cats and 29% of small mammals are overweight or obese.
In response, today we’re launching a survey in partnership with Burgess Pet Care, to find out how often pets are weighed, where they are weighed and how frequently pets are fed.
Marsden’s latest veterinary scale is perfect for weighing small pets - with 10g graduations it gives a highly accurate account of your pet’s weight.
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