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


'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.