Pandemic Is Affecting Your Dog's Weight Too!


It may seem like people are walking their dogs way more than usual, but according to a new survey by Banfield Pet Hospital, many pet owners say the pandemic has made their pets pudgier. "It's too soon to tell if the COVID crisis has resulted in weight gain for the average pet," said veterinarian Andrea Sanchez. But of the pet owners surveyed, "33% said they thought their pet had gained weight -- and it was especially dog owners."

Boston-based dog walker Danielle deWildt, said she's seen noticeable weight gain in the dogs she walks – especially those in the city. "They've put on so much weight that their bodies move like Jell-O," Danielle said. "I can see the fat rolling on their bodies." (Greenwich Time)