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Pet Food News
on March 27, 2009

UK owners 'unconcerned' at fat pets

Nine out of 10 UK pet owners are unconcerned about their animals' size despite an increase in overweight pets, a survey suggests, according to an article on www.bbc.co.uk.

Nine out of 10 UK pet owners are unconcerned about their animals' size despite an increase in overweight pets, a survey suggests, according to an  article  on  www.bbc.co.uk .

More than 2,100 UK households were surveyed on behalf of the  Pet Food Manufacturers' Association  (PFMA).

Some 62% of dog owners and 72% of cat owners believed they could do little or nothing about their pets' weight, according to the survey.

Only a quarter of respondents said they had ever sought advice on their pets' weight.

"The figures are alarming, and the problem won't go away without a fundamental shift in owners' attitude to feeding their pets," said PFMA chief executive Michael Bellingham.

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