Survey: 13.5 million pets 'treated' to junk food

A report of nearly 4,000 dog, cat and rabbit owners has found that 13.5 million animals are "treated" to fatty or sugary treats and junk food.

  • Nearly half of owners "treat" their pets because they believe it makes the animal feel happy
  • Some 29 per cent of owners do so because it makes them happy
  • More than 60 per cent of owners think severely overweight pets should be removed from someone who persistently ignores veterinary advice
  • Over half of owners believe overweight people are more likely to have fat pets

PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report

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'18 million' obese pets

Poor diets have put more than 18 million pets in the UK at risk of early death, a report has found.