RVC study reveals extent of dog obesity crisis in the UK

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A new study from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed the scale of the overweight epidemic in dogs in the UK, with 1 in 14 dogs recorded by their vets as overweight each year.

Worryingly, these findings may just be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to canine obesity, because not every overweight pet will receive veterinary attention for this problem. The study also found that certain breeds were especially prone to weight gain, including Pugs, Beagles, Golden Retrievers and English Springer Spaniels. Owners of these breeds need to be especially vigilant to protect their dogs from losing the battle of the bulge.

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