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Cat Food Puzzles Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing

Cat food puzzles are being used to help combat the negative physical and behavioural effects an indoor lifestyle has on felines. Keeping a cat indoors is recommended for their safety and health. However, indoor housing is associated with physical and behavioural problems, such as: Obesity Type-2 diabetes Joint problems Chronic lower urinary tract diseases Aggression Attention-seeking behaviors Stress-related behaviors e.g. house-soiling and overgrooming A new study …

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The Overweight Cat: Are we Feeding Cats Too Many Treats?

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A recent study by Cats Protection investigated whether cat owners believed their cats to be overweight or not. Of the 1,120 owners asked, 23% of them deemed their cats to be overweight. The true figure of cats that would fall in to the overweight category is likely to be even higher than that. The study was conducted right after the …

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How Much Should I Feed My Dog: Are We Feeding Too Much?

One important question we often ask ourselves as dog owners is “How much should I feed my dog?”, and with canine obesity on the rise this is becoming an increasingly important question. Every breed has different energy requirements, but even dogs of the same breed can have different energy requirements – for example, older dogs typically require less energy than …

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Causes & Consequences of Canine Obesity

To promote awareness of Hill’s ‘Lose 60 tonnes in 6 months‘ campaign, we’re looking a little further in to the increasing problem of obesity in dogs. A shocking third of dogs seen by veterinarians are considered overweight. We’ve discussed the benefits of switching to a low calorie diet such as Hills Prescription Diet Canine r/d to reduce the calorific intake …

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Fighting Pet Obesity: Hill’s ‘Lose 60 Tonnes in 6 Months’ Campaign

A shocking 1 in 3 dogs in the UK are considered overweight (you can check whether your dog is overweight using our ‘Dog BMI Calculator‘). It seems that our pets are unfortunately following the human obesity epidemic. Our pets are becoming obese for the same reason we are – not enough exercise and too many treats! A new campaign from …

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