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Posted By Pet Market Direct on 01/02/2019

Half of British Dogs are Classified As Overweight

Half of British Dogs are Classified As Overweight

Half of British dogs are classified as overweight or obese, according to research from dog

activity monitor and wellbeing app Poochplay.

The obesity problem

Out of the 2600 dogs analysed, 49.8% were recorded as overweight, with one fifth deemed to be obese.
The study also found that a portion of fur babies in the UK lacked an active lifestyle. Some 48% of the owners
stated their dog was an indoor pet, with 10% claiming their dog was “lazy”.

Obesity in dogs can lead to serious health issues, such as diabetes, joint disorders and cardiovascular problems, which could potentially shorten their lifespan by up to two years.

The study also revealed that 60% of owners did not know the level of exercise that their pet required.

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