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Approximately 55% of dogs and 53% of cats in the United States are considered overweight or obese. The domestication of dogs and cats and, more recently, their anthropomorphism, have drastically changed their environment and social behavior. A greater manifestation of chronic diseases is observed...

Godoy, M. R. C. de; Swanson, K. S.
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Journal of Animal Science, 2013, 91, 6, pp 2949-2964