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Friday, June 5, 2015
Purina offers tips to keep pets at healthy weight
Ninety-five percent of pet owners think their overweight or obese dog was a normal body condition, according to Purina. With summer barbecues on the horizon, “people food” may tempt your dog and he could eat more than just his daily kibble.
Here are some stats about pet obesity:
In 2014, 43.8 million dogs were overweight
42 percent of owners said they didn’t know what a “healthy weight” was for their pet
Dog owners can end up feeding about 37-80% more food than their dog needs
Just Right by Purina has created an infographic that shares some fun ideas for how pet owners can prevent pet obesity and keep their pets healthy and happy this summer.