Fat people are more than TWO likely to have overweight dogs because they feed their puppies fattening treats.
- According to Danish researchers, overweight people are more likely to be satisfied with their pets.
- Obese owners were found to be a heavy or obese dog 35% of the time
- Owners of normal weight, however, only had a fat dog 14% of the time
Overweight people are more likely to have overweight dogs, according to a study.
A team of Danish researchers say this is at least partly because they have been guilty of giving their pets mastics.
In their study, the authors claim this lends credence to the saying "like the owner, like the dog".
Of the 268 dogs examined, 20 were litters Not overweight.
Average Weight Owner Treats are usually used for exercise, while overweight owners provide treats much more frequently.
The lead author of the study, Charlotte Björnvad, said, "For example, when a person relaxes on the couch and shares the last bite of a sandwich or biscuit with their dog."
The University of Copenhagen also showed that castration tripled the risk of being severe or obese.
Castration seems to decrease the ability to control appetite in male dogs while reducing the incentive to exercise, which leads to an increased risk of getting overweight, "said Professor Bjornvad.
A separate study published earlier this year found that dogs overweight due to too many treats could cut their lives by more than two years.
Of the 268 dogs examined, 20 percent were overweight. Average weight owners tend to use titbits for exercise, while overweight owners offer titbits much more frequently (in-stock).
Researchers tracked more than 50,000 dogs from the 12 most popular breeds over two decades to see how their weight affected their health
They found that every breed, from Shih Tzus to Golden Retriever, had a shorter one Had life.
The future is most bleak for overweight Yorkshire terriers who die two years and six months earlier than normal-weight dogs of the same breed.
German shepherds see their likelihood of mortality drop the least since they die five months earlier if they are overweight.
Researchers at the University of Liverpool say that overweight dogs like humans are at risk from cancer, hypertension and heart and kidney problems.
All of this can shorten their lives for owners It is recommended that the pets be weighed, that they be able to walk properly and not to feed any more treats from the kitchen table.
The latest research has been published in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine.
How were dogs domesticated?
A genetic analysis of the world's oldest known dog revealed that dogs were domesticated by living humans in a single event in Eurasia about 20,000 to 40,000 years ago.
Dr. Krishna Veeramah, Assistant Professor of Evolution at Stony Brook University, told MailOnline: "The process of domestication of dogs would have been a very complex process involving several generations. The characteristics of dogs gradually evolved.
& # 39; The current hypothesis is that domestication of dogs was probably passive, with a population of wolves living on the edge of hunter-gatherer camps around the world, feeding on man-made waste.  & # 39; These wolves, which were tamer and less aggressive, would have been more successful, and while humans could initially derive no benefit over time, they would have developed a sort of symbiotic relationship with these animals [mutually beneficial] and themselves eventually evolved into the dogs we see today.