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Obesity in cats: risk factors

Obesity in cats: risk factors

Following on from my two blog posts on obesity in dogs, the next posts will be specific to obesity in cats. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 59% of cats are obese. This post will discuss the risk factors for obesity in cats and any associated conditions will be discussed in my next … Continue reading Obesity in cats: risk factors

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Obesity in dogs: associated conditions

Obesity in dogs: associated conditions

Following on from my post on risk factors for obesity in dogs (https://biologybehindthepet.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/obesity-in-dogs-risk-factors/), this post describes the conditions that can arise in dogs as a result of obesity. Associated conditions Figure 1¬†Summary of conditions associated with obesity in dogs. Taken from:¬†https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/529524868662145291 https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/529524868662145291/   Bone disease Obesity is strongly associated with diseases of the bone and … Continue reading Obesity in dogs: associated conditions

Obesity in dogs: risk factors

Obesity in dogs: risk factors

Following on from my post on obesity in pets (https://biologybehindthepet.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/obesity-quite-literally-a-growing-problem-in-our-pets/), this post is specific to obesity in dogs. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of dogs are obese even though it can be prevented. This post describes the risk factors for obesity and my next post will discuss the conditions that can … Continue reading Obesity in dogs: risk factors

Obesity: quite literally a growing problem in our pets

Obesity: quite literally a growing problem in our pets

  What is obesity? Obesity is a disease caused by build up of excess body fat, subsequently affecting the health of an animal. Obesity is classed as one of the most important diseases of companion animals and can make our pets more susceptible to other disorders and reduces their life expectancy. Some studies show that … Continue reading Obesity: quite literally a growing problem in our pets