FOOD HERALDS DANGER FOR DOGS, SAYS FORMULAK.CO.UK
Four out of ten UK dogs will over-indulge this Christmas,
according to a survey from Wholesome Nutrition Ltd, manufacturer
of Britain's first weight-loss dog food, Formula K (http://www.formulak.co.uk).
As a result, a staggering 29% of the nation's dogs will
be on a diet by the New Year.
Over one in four canines will munch mince pies this Christmas,
while 17% will wolf down Brussels sprouts. The survey also
suggests that 62% of dogs prefer sausages and 75% tuck
into turkey. One in five dogs is partial to Christmas pudding
and the same number love Christmas cake.
As a result of all this food, 43% of hounds will over-eat
at Christmas, which is almost as bad as their owners -
57% of whom will over-indulge. At the end of the feasting
festival, one-third of owners will go on a diet, where
they will be joined by 29% of the country's dogs.
Kit Sadgrove, founder of Formula K, says: "People
are treating their dogs as part of the family. As far as
Christmas over-indulgence is concerned, this survey shows
you can hardly tell man and his best friend apart!"
Dogs love garlic bread, chips with gravy and Yorkshire
puddings. Their favourite Christmas foods include cat biscuits,
roast potatoes, ice cream and Chewits.
There are no real differences among the regions. Scots
and Welsh indulge their dogs just as much as people in
the South. However, the message that chocolate is dangerous
to dogs is getting through: only one person in a hundred
says they would give it to their dog.
When it comes to Christmas Eve, three quarters of all
dogs will receive a small Christmas stocking, and a whopping
88% will have Christmas presents. A mere 6% of owners sternly
say they won't let their dogs have human treats.
"We're reminding dog owners not to over-indulge their
four legged friend at Christmas," says Kit Sadgrove. "On
our website at www.formulak.co.uk you'll find tips on preventing
dogs from over-eating at this time of year. And when owners
come to make New Year resolutions, 'put the dog on a diet'
may be a good idea."
Dog owners can find out more by phoning 0800 051 7676.
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Notes for editors
About the survey - Wholesome Nutrition Ltd carried out
the survey among 280 UK dog owners across all regions of
the UK. The raw data can be found at www.formulak.co.uk/xmas.htm
About Formula K - Formula K is Britain's first weight-loss
dog food. In vet-controlled clinical trials, nine out of
ten dogs fed Formula K lost weight safely.
A high resolution photo to accompany this release is available
For further information, please contact:
Kit Sadgrove, founder
Wholesome Nutrition Ltd
Tel: 01934 713 563 / 07960 422 676