9 Out Of 10 Pets On "Deadly Diets"

87% of Scotland's pets are being fed "potentially" life-threatening meals such as takeways and crisps, according to a study from the PDSA.

Elaine Pendlebury from the animal charity, PDSA, said: ``Pet obesity poses not only major health risks such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease, but sadly also means daily misery for millions of pets who are feeling the strain from carrying too much weight".

PDSA has now launched its annual animal slimming competition to find Britain's fattest pets and help them get fit.