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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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Why Are Labradors So Greedy Compared to Other Dogs?

Why are labradors so greedy

Why are labradors so greedy? A new study claims to finally have the answer! The study, supported by the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council Metabolic Diseases Unit, found genetic links between labrador retrievers and their motivation for food. These findings are one of the first to directly link a gene to canine obesity. There is no doubt that labradors tend to be …

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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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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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Using the PetSci BMI Calculator to Calculate Your Dog’s BMI

The PetSci dog BMI calculator takes in to account the breed, height, weight and sex of your dog and then displays a BMI value. By itself this BMI value would be useless, as it is not comparable to a human’s BMI – however, because we’ve taken individual breed specifications into account we can give you a fairly accurate guide to …

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