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Pets go on a strict diet after getting ‘Quarantine 15’ when locked



Pets go on a strict diet after getting 'Quarantine 15' when locked

Humans are not the only ones who struggle to get their summer bodies back after getting the famous “Quarantine 15” for being locked up.

According to a new survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Banfield Pet Hospital, about 33 percent of pets have increased since the coronavirus attacked in March.

And it’s not just because a running dog has been closed.

“People at home all day with their pets on their laps are like,‘ Oh, you’re so cute. You deserve food, “said Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, veterinarian at Animal Medical Center in New York City.” This delightful food that they like is ranked as burritos and ice cream for us humans – and can package it very quickly. “

Now, some cat and dog owners place their quadrupeds on a strict diet plan.

Hohenhaus suggested the owner hopes to help pets lose weight, ensuring that only 10 percent of the animal’s daily calorie intake comes from snacks. Carving out time to exercise everyday is important.

“People with small dogs and cats are very tempted just to pick it up and carry it around because they like to be hugged, but they need to walk and have to do stairs,” Hohenhaus said. “[Otherwise,] they lose that muscle strength. “

Be sure to consult a veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet or exercise regimen, advises Hohenhaus.

Here, three people detail their pet’s weight loss trip to The Post.

Holly, a 2 year old Australian shepherd

Lost: 10 pounds in one month

Julia Bozzone with Holly.
Julia Bozzone with Holly.Heather Mull Photography

Julia Bozzone was quarantined for two months at her parents’ home in Pittsburgh when she saw her dog, Holly, look different.

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“I was walking with him and thinking, ‘Whoa, your stomach comes out past your feet and is much bigger than usual,'” Bozzone, 24, said. “He really wore it.”

A company sales representative from Chicago weighs a fat dog, only to find that he earns nearly 15 pounds. “At first I thought, ‘This is funny’ – because it’s really very funny,” Bozzone said. “But when I started here for two, then three months, I felt,” Okay, wait, we have to understand this. “

He blamed the newly discovered mass on his father spoiling Holly with raw meat twice a day – and filling the dog’s bowl to the brim.

Holly before.
Holly before.Courtesy

“He likes it, but it’s definitely higher fat [than what I usually feed her] because he starts to gain weight right away, “Bozzone said. “It’s like when you were young and you went to your grandparents’ house and they gave you lots of cakes.”

Determined to whip his puppy back, Bozzone diverts Holly to a dry food diet and buys him a float to swim in the family pool.

“He liked it and it was really tiring,” said the dog’s mother.

After one determined month, Holly rose from 55 to 45 pounds. The goal is to make it 40.

“He is still a little thicker than before, but he is on the right track,” Bozzone said.

Finn Diesel, 10 year old cat

Lost: 2 pounds in two months

Finn Diesel
Finn DieselCourtesy

Finn Diesel has struggled with its weight since its owner, Beth Moses, rescued him from the Humane Society eight years ago.

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“He becomes very anxious and stressed if he sees the bottom of a food bowl,” said Moses, 30.

When quarantine crashed, she and her boyfriend began to spend most of their time at home rather than at work.

“I noticed how slow he was and, at first, thought he was just an ordinary cat – because we were upset we went home all the time and were right on it,” said the resident of St. Louis. “But then we were like,” Maybe this is more than just him being a cat. Maybe he is not healthy. ‘”

So he dropped Finn Diesel on a scale in mid-April and was surprised to find him reaching 24 pounds. (A healthy weight for cats with a size and age of around 10 pounds, according to him WebMD.)

Because Musa already knew Finn was having difficulty with food, he decided to focus on fitness.

“We try to involve him more and do a few laser pointers at least once a day,” he said. “And because we are at home to play and distract him, he ends up eating less.”

But the original game modifier was a bird feeder that they placed outside their window.

“He had to jump on a cedar coffin that was about 2.5 cm high to get to the window,” said Moses, research coordinator for a cancer test. “He had never jumped on it before, so I think that movement helped him become lighter and more muscular.”

The fat cat is now on its way to reach its namesake chisel – the action star Vin Diesel, of course – and has lost 2 pounds.

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Brody, a 4 year old Labrador retriever

Lost: 6 pounds in three months


Donna Hanlon first started her 4-year-old black laboratory, Brody, on a diet last fall on the orders of her veterinarian. But when the lockout starts, and goes into their place to walk – Gateway National Park Sandy Hook – closes, it starts to gain weight again.

“We really reached a stagnant time where he couldn’t lose weight because we didn’t exercise like that [before]”Said Hanlon, who lives in Monmouth County on the Jersey Shore and is a watercolor painter. “Brody is afraid of other dogs so it becomes very difficult to find a place to take him to a place that he feels comfortable and safe. So we rarely walk. “

After a March visit to the veterinarian – who was “a little upset because he gained weight” and gained 8 pounds, from 96 to 104 pounds – Hanlon had to find another way to help Brody melt fat.

Limiting her food intake to only 70 calories a day, she also has to talk with kind-hearted neighbors.

“He gave Brody Milk-Bones which he threw to the fence, [so] I must say, “Please don’t give him any more,” Hanlon said.

Now, dogs enjoy frozen yogurt cubes instead of fatter snacks, and play outdoor games like picking up balls. And he dropped to 98 pounds.

“She’s like a puppy again – tired and satisfied at the end of the day,” Hanlon said. “I’m very proud of him.”

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On board will be 50 researchers from institutions such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Hydrographic Institute or the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). During this time, scientists will embark on what they consider to be an “essential” process of “investigating the region’s natural values” that will allow for a “global assessment of the marine biodiversity” that exists in that region of the ocean.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is “inconceivable”.



Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is "inconceivable".

President of the Portuguese Federation of Food Banks Against Hunger Isabelle Jonet considers food waste unacceptable and absurd, as every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year.

As World Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day is celebrated, speaking at a conference on the subject in Lisbon, the official recalled statistics released by the National Statistical Institute and said the situation was “worse than expected.”

The data, official and published for the first time, refers to 2020 and shows that 1.89 million tons of food was wasted in Portugal this year, so each Portuguese wasted an average of 183.6 kilograms of food.

INE statistics show that families spend the most. The figures show that over 1.2 million tons of food was wasted by families this year, followed by catering with over 237 thousand tons, trade and distribution with 214 thousand tons, primary production with over 101 thousand tons and food . industry, about 61 thousand tons.

“We buy too much, we buy bad, we let it go bad. It is unacceptable that a third of what is produced ends up in the trash,” the official said, speaking at a debate organized by the United Movement Against Waste.

Ana Cristina Carrola of the Portuguese Environmental Protection Agency (APA), who also took part in the debate, stressed that the average amount of waste per year per inhabitant in the European Union is 173 kg, less than the 183 kg that is thrown away by the Portuguese.

“This is unthinkable in our day,” he lamented.

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Evanilson scored four goals in eight matches in the 2022/23 Portuguese Liga (Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP)

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After the draw in the last round Portuguese Championship, Porto won again. This Friday, the defending champions thrashed Braga 4-1 at the Dragau Stadium. Goals came from Evanilson, Eustaquio, Pepe and Galeno. Defender Pepe, against, got to the opponent.

Ex-Fluminense Evanilson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the opening stage. Eustaquio tried to make a cross and the Brazilian forward appeared on the second post to prop up his chest. Two minutes later, Pepe filed Eustaquio, who sent the ball into an empty net.

In the final stage, the Portuguese-Brazilian defender Pepe tried to cut off a low cross, but sent him into his own net. Pepe, the former Gremio who assisted, got it from Taremi after a beautiful move that extended the game in the 18th minute. In addition, the Brazilian Galeno closed the account in the north of Portugal.

– I am very happy to score again and, above all, for this victory. A match we knew would be difficult, against a strong opponent who was in good sequence, but in which we managed to impose our rhythm and win three points in front of our fans. Now it’s time to rest and get back to work, already thinking about the next challenge, which is also very important for us, – said Evanilson after the match.


Another great player to take the field this Friday is Sporting CP. In Lisbon, on José de Alvalade, the Lions beat Gil Vicente 3-1. For Rubén Amorim’s side, Morita, Pote Gonçalves and Rocinha scored. Fran Navarro scored in stoppage time.

Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

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