`Stress, obesity and a lonely couch-potato existence make for miserable lives. And that’s just the start of the tale of woe for the nation’s dogs and cats.
“What happens to our pets mirrors what’s happening in human lives,” says Jon Sellors of insurer More Than. “Obesity in pets is getting to be a really big issue. When we spoke to vets recently, 80 per cent of them reported seeing increasing numbers of obese pets. Yet 90 per cent of owners believe their pets are not overweight.”‘