Between 30 and 40% of New Zealand's pets are now overweight, according to veterinarian Alex Melrose's recent column .
Since obesity can lead to disease and take years off of a pet's life, Melrose recommended putting pets on reduced-calorie diets and encouraging them to gradually increase their exercise.
By Tim Wall
In 2020, pandemic driven demand alternative pet market, reducing owner preparation and diligence as people scramble to buy what puppies they could, without investigating the source, or even seeing the young dog.
By Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Issues with pet food transportation have contributed to higher costs in supply chain disruptions.