Battersea offers baking lessons for pet owners 

09 Apr 2020 News

Battersea has launched a video baking series across its social channels, teaching dog and cat owners at home how to bake for their pets.

The first episode will air at 2:30pm today (9 April) and will explain how dog and cat owners can bake treats for their pets. A new episode will be released each Thursday.

Rebecca MacIver, rehoming and welfare manager, said: “While we’ve been in lockdown, many people are taking up new hobbies. If you’re a pet owner and are getting into baking, it would be a shame not to let your dog or cat enjoy the fruits of your labour too.”

However, she added: “If you are going to bake for your dog or cat, it's important to remember that you shouldn’t make this a regular treat. Just like us, dogs and cats can get a bit too round if they overindulge and should only have a treat as part of a balanced diet.”

Battersea cares for an average of 240 dogs and 145 cats across its three centres at any one time.

There is no time limit on how long an animal can stay at Battersea, but the average stay is 34 days for a dog and 25 days for a cat.

The charity’s baking can be viewed across its social media channels YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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