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Millions of cats and dogs eating wrong pet food

Thursday, 3rd March 2011

Millions of pets across the UK are eating the wrong cat food and dog food, a new report has found.

The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), a veterinary charity, has found that millions of pets in the UK are not being cared for properly.

Findings reveal that 48 per cent of owners in the UK provide below average care for their four-legged friends.

Richard Hooker, director of veterinary services at the PDSA, explained that the report reveals that there is much work to do in order to raise awareness of what pets require to lead healthy and happy lives.

He said: "Pets can't speak and tell us if they are unhappy, but with the right information and guidance owners can make positive changes to their pets' lives.

"We want to work with the pet owning public to help them enjoy pet ownership through a deeper understanding of their pets' needs."