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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis




Dog obesity
Dog obesity

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

New figures show the number of treatments for arthritis in dogs - which can cost up to £3,000 a year - have more than trebled since 2015.

The precise causes of the epidemic are unclear but veterinary experts say that obesity is likely to be a significant factor.


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