Leveraging behavioral science to address pet obesity

Recent estimates suggest that up to 6 in 10 dogs and cats are overweight or obese (Bomberg et al, 2017), and the level of overweight and obese companion animals has been described as an “epidemic” (Kipperman and German, 2018). Risk factors for obesity among companion dogs are multifactorial and include factors pertaining to the dog … Read more

Raw food accreditation scheme ‘a huge step forward’ – producers

A new raw dog food certification scheme can help to address veterinary and scientific fears about the dietary program, leading producers have claimed. The RawSAFE accreditation, which has been developed with the support of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS), has already been awarded to two UK-based pet food manufacturers. Three recent studies have found … Read more