Posted on: February 18 2015
As a nation we love our dogs but it is often the case we love them too much. Alongside the rise in human obesity is the increase in dogs with paunches. A fact that many dog owners overlook is that giving our pooches a treat of a sweet biscuit can be the equivalent – based on dog vs. human size – of an adult eating a biscuit the size of a table top. Is it any wonder our dogs are getting fatter?
With the season of Lent upon us, we recommend that we use the 40 days and 40 nights as a perfect excuse to introduce some good habits into our dogs routines. The proposal is that all dog owners should take up – not give up – for Lent and ensure our Fifis and our Fidos have a minimum walk of...
Posted on: January 05 2015
As millions of us return to work today you probably aren’t alone with feeling a little bit down in the dumps. Christmas is over, the weather is grey and miserable, and no more lie-ins! If the January blues are getting to you, don’t worry….each week this month we’re writing a series of articles on how your four legged friend can help you beat the blues. Here at camp Tribal, we believe that we can learn a lot from our canine tribe members; our #gotribal articles are all about taking a leaf out of our canine companion’s books.
#Gotribal – diet and exercise
Our dogs seem to have a much greater affinity to nature than we do and appear to be much more in tune with their bodies. ...
Posted on: October 08 2014
Today is National Pet Obesity Awareness day and there's a good reason why we want to bring this day to your attention. Sadly, according to a recent report by the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, the majority of vets in the UK believe that pet obesity is on the rise. Perhaps more worringly, vets estimate that 45% of all pets they treat are overweight or obese, yet 63% of owners believe that their pet is the correct weight. Sadly, these trends reflect the problem of obesity in our own human population.
The Dangers of an Overweight Pet
Like humans, overweight pets can suffer from an array of health problems and can even reduce life expectancy by up to two years. Obesity causes...
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