27745 67 揭开宠物太胖秘密：或是因为不开心 作者：宠星球 狗民网
It‘s the moment every dog owner instantly regrets ever letting their dog
kiss them on the mouth： Watching that very same beloved， seemingly
well-trained and civilized pup eagerly devour a stinky， steaming pile
of poop off the sidewalk。
Doting owners are often blamed when pets put on a few pounds。
Dogs are ingesting the hormone-warping chemicals commonly found in
makeup, creams and shampoos — and it could be making them sick,
according to a new study.
Ugh， gross！ But why？ Why？！
But experts say that in many cases obese dogs and cats are ’emotional
New York State Department of Health researchers tested dogs’ and cats’
food and pee for the cheap preservatives known as “parabens” — which
have been shown to have potentially harmful affects on health, according
to their report.
It；s a topic that has long perplexed animal researchers and
veterinarians。 And if you Google the topic， you‘re likely to get more
than a dozen different explanations ranging from canine anxiety to
illness to simply boredom。
They found that kitties mostly ingest parabens through cat food — with
dry food containing more than wet — but pooches are also exposed to
other sources of the po compound.
皇家88平台，They also consume more than they need simply to cope with boredom or
stress, research has found。
However， a new study led by veterinarian Benjamin Hart， director of
the Center for Animal Behavior at the University of California at
Davis， has managed to link the off-putting behavior to “greedy eating”
（dogs that quickly ravish their food bowls， according to owners） as
well as an instinct connected to canines’ ancestral wolf pack days。
They say it could explain why dogs who spend more time indoors are more
likely to get sick with diabetes, hypothyroidism and kidney disease.
That means, if they have gained weight, it could be because they have
been through a traumatic or emotional event。