Keep pets fit

Research from vet charity PDSA has revealed that 18 million pets are fed deadly diets, putting them at risk of a miserable life and an early grave.

Sadly, more dogs, cats and rabbits than ever are getting a potentially life-threatening mix of high calorie, inappropriate diets. Coupled with a lack of exercise, their life-spans will often be cut short by preventable, obesity-related conditions. To help tackle this, PDSA is inviting entries for its annual pet slimming competition: Pet Fit Club. Enter online at www.pdsa.org.uk/petfitclub or pick up an entry form from a PetAid hospital or a PDSA charity shop.

Elaine Pendlebury,