Cases of Diabetes in Cats and Dogs has risen over 900%

There’s been a lot of talk recently in the media about our belovered pets eating habits and how they could impact on their health.

Pet insurance provider Animal Friends discovered that cases of diabetes in cats and dogs has risen by over 900% since 2011.

Cats are at the highest risk of contracting diabetes with an 1161% increase since 2011, compared to dogs’ 850% rise. The West Highland Terrier is the most susceptible dog followed by the Labrador, King Charles Spaniel, Husky and Miniature Schnauzer.

Whereas the British Shorthair was the most diagnosed cat, followed by the Burmese, Foreign Shorthair, Maine Coon and Abyssinian.

Whether this is to do with genetics or the lifestyles of these breeds and their owners is unknown.

In 2015, the PDSA released an Animal Welfare report which estimated that by 2020 obese animals would be more common than healthy ones.

Why not manage your pets weight with a healthy natural diet such as FourFriends Weight Control complete cat and dog foods? Our gluten free foods are packed with natural ingredients to help loose weight. With 82% of the protein content coming from animal origin in our naturally hypoallergenic dog food and 90% in FourFriends Super Premium Cat Food. Fibre is sourced from dried apples. All FourFriends Foods come with Aloe Vera, natures gift as standard to aid digestion

We aim to deliver all orders on the next working day when placed before 2:30pm and delivery is free when you spend over £3.99.

Our fully trained team is available should you wish to talk with us on 01302 637377.

Article by FourFriends Pet Food,

Advice, Dogs, Cats