New Study Shows People’s Pets Have Been Gaining Weight During Lockdown

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Staying in shape over the last few months has been tough for many as they’ve remained stuck in their homes. Apparently, it has been equally as hard for those people’s pets. While quarantine was great for pets at the beginning, with the extra time spent with their humans, now it appears many have gained weight adopting the same at home lazy lifestyle.

Like many people, animals have been gaining weight during lockdown at an alarming rate. Wakefield Research for Banfield Pet Hospital recently conducted a survey that revealed about 33 percent of pets has gained weight since March. “People are home all day with their pet on their laps like, ‘Oh, you’re so cute. You deserve a treat. These fun food treats that they love are in the rank of burritos and ice cream for us humans — and can pack on the pounds really quickly,” said Dr. Ann Hohenhaus.

Due to this weight gain, many cats and dogs are now being put on strict diets by their owners. Dr. Hohenhaus advises pet owners to only allow treats to take up only 10 percent of the animals’ daily caloric intake. Just like most humans, their pets are getting very tired of quarantine.

Via New York Post