PDSA Partners With Royal Canin to Tackle Growing Pet Obesity Epidemic

PDSA Partners With Royal Canin to Tackle Growing Pet Obesity Epidemic

The UK’s largest vet charity, PDSA, has introduced it’s partnering with Royal Canin, a world chief in pet vitamin, in a transfer to handle the UK’s worsening pet weight problems disaster.

The charity, which gives free and low price veterinary care to pets in want, will probably be working with Royal Canin to boost consciousness of rising charges of weight problems – made worse by lockdown – and assist house owners handle their pets’ weight to allow them to dwell lengthy, wholesome and completely happy lives.

PDSA Veterinary Communications Manager Lynne James: “We’re delighted to be working with Royal Canin to enhance pet vitamin and welfare for the UK’s pets. Diet and vitamin has a huge effect on our four-legged pals’ total bodily and psychological wellbeing. So, in addition to solely supplying Royal Canin’s prescription and life-stage meals at our UK-wide PDSA Pet Hospitals, we may also be collaborating to assist educate house owners on tips on how to maintain their pets completely happy and wholesome.

Pictured is Pet Fit Club finalist, Alfie the Beagle together with Vet Nurse, Steph Williams, with Alfie’s proprietor Emily Simcox on the PDSA Centre in Derby. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix Notes to Editors
At PDSA we consider that each pet deserves to dwell a contented and wholesome life. As the UK’s main veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we try to enhance pets’ lives – via prevention, schooling and remedy.
Every yr our devoted veterinary groups perform 2.7 million remedies on 470,000 pets. For media enquiries contact the Press Office on 01952 797234, e mail pr@pdsa.org.uk, or go to www.pdsa.org.uk/mediacentre.

“Worryingly our 2020 PAW Report discovered that 8% of homeowners reported their canine had gained weight throughout lockdown – affecting over 800,000 canine – and 6% of cat house owners mentioned their pet piled on the kilos, with 17% total admitting to giving their feline pals extra treats.

“Research has additionally proven that carrying an excessive amount of weight can sadly cut back a canine’s life expectancy by as much as 2 years and 6 months for sure breeds**. However, with the proper recommendation, a superb eating regimen, appropriate train and a little bit of willpower, house owners have the power to make an actual distinction to their pets’ lives. We are excited to assist handle this along with Royal Canin and we look ahead to linking our work selling the 5 animal welfare wants with their intensive information and expertise of pet eating regimen and vitamin.”

Royal Canin’s Sharon Hayes mentioned: “PDSA is a lifeline to many pets and their house owners throughout the nation and we’re very proud to be working alongside the charity to assist present wonderful well being care entry to all pets. The Royal Canin mission “To Make a Better World for Pets” may be very a lot aligned to PDSA’s mission “Together we are going to enhance the life of each pet”, which kinds the premise of this nice partnership.

“Educating pet house owners on preventive healthcare and key welfare points reminiscent of weight administration in addition to supporting pets with particular situations with our superior science primarily based scientific diets would be the key focus for each events. The vet groups at PDSA’s Pet Hospitals will probably be pivotal to the success of this new partnership and we look ahead to creating and constructing robust relationships with them whereas serving to to broaden the attain of our instructional exercise.”

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Lynne concluded: “Obesity has constantly remained a high welfare concern of vet professionals since we first began amassing knowledge for our PAW Report again in 2011. And in 2020, 78% of vet professionals say that they’ve seen a rise in pet weight problems within the final two years. There is clearly way more to be carried out, however by working with our strategic eating regimen and vitamin accomplice, Royal Canin, we’re optimistic and enthusiastic about tackling this challenge to assist enhance pet wellbeing within the UK. Together we’ll be broadening our digital attain and we will probably be creating the data out there for pet house owners and in the end aiming to forestall pet weight problems, in addition to handle the issue itself.”

For extra info, go to www.pdsa.org.uk/royal-canin

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