Xena A5167965: 15 years, female, 70 lbs
Loves walks, naps, squeaky toys, bones, all people, gentle with kids, great with other medium to large sized dogs. Much more energy for her age than you would give her credit for, but very low maintenance around the house. She will attempt to walk herself on the leash when we go out. Loves chasing squirrels, but may mistake a small dog or another animal for one so I wouldn't recommend around other small pets. No food aggression with humans or other dogs, and will take treats gently from your hand. House trained and leash trained, and will even stay by your side in an off-leash environment (like an empty dog park). Still learning basic commands, but she's a quick study. She answers to her name now when called and knows how to sit for treats and come up on the couch when asked. She really is the most lovable ham anyone could ever ask for.
It been 3 months since social distancing started, and I like many of Americans have been doing a little too much snacking at home. A couple weeks ago, a survey came out that found that the average American has gained anywhere from 5-10 lbs with in quarantine. But it looks like we’re not the only ones gaining weight…
Wakefield Research for Banfield Pet Hospital surveyed about 1000 animal owners, and discovered that a large amount of people said their pets are also gaining weight.
33% of pet owners said their pets have gotten more plump since quarantine started.
40% of pet owners said they are feeding their pets more treats while stuck at home.
Looks like we can all by chubby together… although I don’t think I’ll look as cute as a dog with an extra 10lbs….