Study: New Baby Means Fat PetPublished August 9, 2011
Despite not being very scientific, a new study released by a pet supplement company, Flexcin International, shows that pet obesity grows in households that have recently added a new baby to the family.
For market research, the pet supplement company monitored six months worth of customer service calls and discovered that a third of all joint-related questions in relation to obese pets were made by new parents.
Perhaps one part of the obesity problem was the free reign the new parents let their pups have around the baby's high chair. According to the study, 78 percent of new parents said their pup was free to eat the food that dropped from their baby's high chair during feeding times.
On top of that, 65 percent stated that, with the new arrival, they had less time to commit to daily dog walks that they used to in the past.
The unscientific study conducted by the pet supplement company does, at the very least, support the indisputable statistics which show that America's pets are getting fatter.
For more information on the unofficial study, visit the article on TODAY Moms.
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