It is bizarre that the most common nutritional issue that I see in my daily work is a problem of excess: people simply giving their pets too much food.
On Ireland AM this week, we discussed the important topic of choosing the right pet food.
Pet obesity is astonishingly common. The proportion of overweight and obese pets varies from study to study, but it's thought to be between 33 and 58%.
I've written an article at the Telegraph about overfeeding pets and the consequence of pet obesity: the biggest cause of suffering of Western pets. To read the article, click here.
Dealing with overweight and obese pets | East Coast Radio
This week's podcast, first broadcast on East Coast FM, reviews the important issue of overweight and obese pets.
Project Pet Slimdown aims to tackle the issue of pet obesity in Ireland.
When Marion brought Amelie to see me for her annual health check and vaccination recently, it was obvious that she’d turned into a bit of a “fat cat” : she was 25% heavier than her last check-up.
I've just spent the day in London: I had been asked to be a member of a panel discussing obesity in pets, as part of a debate at the AGM of the Pet Food Manufacturers Association.
Alfie, a two year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who had changed from a bright, active dog into a dull, lazy slowcoach who had gained a lot of weight
A few years ago, there were two brothers in Britain who appeared in court because they had allowed their dog to get fat.
Lauren’s family originally thought that Geri was a tom cat, christened Jerry after the “Tom and Jerry” cartoons.
Most cats arrive at my vet clinic in cat carrier cages, and these are usually carried in by the owner.
The story of Finzi, and dealing with the issue of overweight pets | East Coast Radio
This week on East Coast FM, I told the story of Finzi, an abandoned dog that I rescued during the week.