The Growing Problem of Obesity in Dogs and Cats

This article discusses the growing problem of obesity in dogs and cats. The author notes that obesity is a major health concern for pets, as it can lead to a range of health problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoarthritis. The article reviews the factors that contribute to obesity in pets, such as overfeeding, lack of exercise, and genetic predisposition. The article also discusses the methods used to diagnose and treat obesity in pets, such as body condition scoring, dietary management, and exercise programs. The author concludes that there is a need for better education and awareness among pet owners and veterinarians about the risks of obesity in pets and the importance of preventative measures. The findings of this article highlight the need for regular monitoring of pets’ weight and body condition, as well as the importance of a balanced diet and regular exercise for maintaining a healthy weight in pets.

German, A. J. (2006). The growing problem of obesity in dogs and cats. The Journal of Nutrition, 136(7), 1940S-1946S.

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