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