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Snacking leads to rise in pet obesity

Research from Sainsbury's Bank suggests that obesity is a serious problem affecting over one third (34%) of the UK cat and dog population. Although the average amount spent on feed for a year is GBP 209 for a dog and GBP 167 for a cat, the pet insurance arm of Sainsbury's Bank has calculated that some owners spend over GBP 500 per year on food for their pets, equivalent to four pouches of dog food or six of cat food per animal per day.



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