We all love our pets, and most of us will do anything for them.
We want our pet, whether it be a dog, cat, rabbit, hamster or guinea pig to be fit and healthy – and vets do too!
Pet health has never been more important, with our recent survey suggesting that over 50% of household pets are overweight.
A couple of months ago, we were reading the results of a PDSA welfare report, published in early 2015. It suggested pet obesity was a growing issue, and the number of overweight cats and dogs would be at more than 50% before the end of the decade.
Having spoken to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home about pet obesity - and the issues they have faced with the number of overweight animals they have taken in - we decided to do a bit of research of our own.
Every dog owner wants their pet to be happy, healthy and trim. That starts with healthy eating, plenty of exercise - and plenty of weigh-ins to see how they’re doing.
At Marsden, we’re finding more and more pet owners are using weighing scales at home to keep track of their cat or dog (primarily - although we do hear of other animals getting weighed at home regularly… Even a snake!).
Last year, Marsden donated two weighing scales to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. The donation of the V-150s, which are now being used to weigh new arrivals at the shelter, led to Marsden visiting Battersea at the end of last year.
It was when we visited Battersea that we realised how important veterinary scales are for them on a day to day basis.