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.
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.