Dorothy Hunter, owner of Washington-based Paw's Natural Pet Emporium, went on a "petfood diet" for 30 days in order to bring ingredient awareness to pet owners.
In a country where more than half the pets are overweight or obese, Hunter said it's important to pay attention to what pets are eating. A video of her discussing her experience on the show "The Doctors," including a discussion of pet obesity and the humanization of petfoods, can be found here.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.