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5 worrying stats reveal how the pandemic affected your pet

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New industry research by Hill's Pet Nutrition and Kelton Global shows how the pandemic may have affected pet health in 5 key ways.

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1. One in three owners with overweight dogs or cats say their pets specifically gained weight during 2020.

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2. One in three dog owners reported problems encouraging their pets to exercise.

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3. One in five pet owners admitted to giving pets more treats.

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4. More than two in five dogs and cats seen by vets since the start of the pandemic were overweight or obese.

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5. More than 25 percent of owners said pets were more needy or bored during the pandemic.

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