Fetch.co.uk, Ocado’s online pet store, has built what could be the world’s largest dog bowl, in a bid to educate the country about keeping our dogs hydrated in the summer. The dog bowl stretches 4.5m in diameter, stands at 1m tall and can hold up to 2000 litres of water, providing an ample thirst quencher […]
Celebrate National Dog Day with fetch.co.uk
It’s all about our four-legged friends today
Today is National Dog Day, a celebration of all man’s best friends, big and small; encouraging the public to recognise the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and making sure we do everything we can to keep our four-legged healthy and happy.
Online pet store fetch.co.uk recently launched it’s ‘Fetch Pet Dinners’ with the aim to educate owners to think carefully about their dog’s nutrition; offering owners advice and tips from a team of dedicated vets and nutritionists.
Brits are making a dog’s dinner of their pet’s meals.
- Scarily, one in three Brits (35 per cent) admit to feeding their pets scraps directly from the dinner table, according to a Fetch survey which helped launch the campaign, putting their health at risk.
- Even though over half the nation (53 per cent) believe that nutrition and good quality ingredients play a vital part in their pet food choices, they are filling their bowls with food that is potentially doing more harm than good.
- At Fetch you’ll find everything to make sure your canine stays in tip-top shape including guides offering advice on caring for your pets, covering everything from what to feed your pet to managing their weight.
Zara Boland, leading TV and clinical vet, commented:
“Good nutrition really is the key to a long and healthy life, so as a vet it’s truly frightening to see the results of this survey. By feeding scraps and human food treats to our pets we are literally shortening their lives as well as accelerating them towards a range of adverse health conditions associated with malnutrition and obesity. Yet simply by ensuring nutritionally balanced and tasty meals, we can demonstrate our love and commitment to them.”
Lauren Vrsalovich, resident vet at fetch.co.uk commented:
“At Fetch we understand that pets are part of the family; everyone is unique and requires special care and attention. We know you want to provide the best you can for your pet which is why we’ve put together our handy guides to pet diets to help you make an informed choice about what you feed your pet.’’
As part of the campaign we have also put together a video ‘Fetch Pet Dinners starring Jamie Collie-ver’ which you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RQg7Nd2Jy4