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.
Marsden’s range of veterinary scales are used by hundreds of vets in the UK, as well as by shelters, kennels and pet hotels. They’re also used by notable charities including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Veterans with Dogs and the RSPCA.
This week we’ve introduced a new animal scale - the Marsden V-200 - which is perfect for weighing pets in these environments.
Whether you're managing feeds, weighing produce or assessing livestock, weighing scales are crucial for farms.
Farms need scales which are robust, durable and highly accurate. In some cases, a waterproof scale is also beneficial so that the weighing can take place outside.
Last year, Marsden revealed that obesity among pets stands at greater than 50%, and whilst work has begun to try and combat the pet obesity epidemic - more can still be done by vets and pet owners.
The British Small Animal Veterinary Association in October encouraged weighing out of pet food to prevent overfeeding - and a leading clinical nutritionist has backed this suggestion.
Marsden’s range of weighing scales for zoos are perfect for weighing large and small animals, as well as for weighing animal feeds.
As animal attractions are encouraged to complete an annual audit of their animals’ health, we've put together this blog post to help in choosing the right weighing scales for your zoo's needs.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a leading animal tourism attraction in the United Kingdom with close to half a million annual visitors.
Staff recently undertook a week-long audit to weigh animals across the park. 464 animals from 80 different species were weighed as part of a national campaign to monitor the nation’s wildlife park and zoo populations.
An estimated 58 percent of UK pets are overweight or obese – but what is equally alarming is that less than 10% of pet owners recognise that their cat or dog is overweight.
That’s according to a study by the Association of Pet Obesity, reported this month by Ploughkeepsie Journal (part of the USA Today Network).
How often do you weigh your pets? A leading British Veterinary body thinks you should monitor the bodyweight of pets more often to combat pet obesity.
The British Small Animal Veterinary Association has also said that pet food should be weighed out before consumption to help to prevent health problems in our pets.