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The purpose of this study was to investigate the variables that contribute to obesity in pet dogs. The working hypothesis was that sports dog owners will better estimate their dog's body condition and report stronger belief and control over their dogs' feeding and exercise compared to traditional...

Author(s)
Kluess, H. A.; Jones, R. L.; Lee-Fowler, T.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2021, 11, 6,
Abstract

Background: Canine obesity is a growing problem, both in New Zealand and overseas. Veterinary nurses play a vital role as part of the veterinary healthcare team in ensuring clients are provided with timely, accurate, and consistent advice, and this includes advice relating to a pet's nutritional...

Author(s)
Harvey, L. C.; Fontaine, S. J.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
The Veterinary Nurse, 2021, 12, 2, pp 92-99
Abstract

Previous studies have demonstrated evidence that normal reference ranges for radiographic vertebral heart scale values can vary among dog breeds. The purpose of this retrospective, observational study was to determine whether the normal vertebral heart scale values published by Buchanan and...

Author(s)
Taylor, C. J.; Simon, B. T.; Stanley, B. J.; Lai, G. P.; Mankin, K. M. T.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 2020, 61, 1, pp 10-15
Abstract

Objective: To describe the body composition of dogs with or without cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease. Study design: Cross-sectional. Animals: Adult dogs in which CCL disease was diagnosed (n = 30) and adult dogs without clinical signs of orthopedic disease (n = 30). Methods: Body weight, ...

Author(s)
Santarossa, A.; Gibson, T. W. G.; Kerr, C.; Monteith, G. J.; Durzi, T.; Gowland, S.; Verbrugghe, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Surgery, 2020, 49, 6, pp 1144-1153
Abstract

Knowledge of risk factors for canine obesity is an important pre-requisite of effective preventative strategies. This study aimed to investigate risk factors for canine obesity in adult companion dogs across Zealand, Denmark. Client-owned dogs (>2 years of age and without chronic illness) were...

Author(s)
Bjørnvad, C. R.; Gloor, S.; Johansen, S. S.; Sandøe, P.; Lund, T. B.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 170, pp 104730
Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the relationship between serum and synovial fluid (SF) leptin concentrations and body condition score (BCS) in healthy and osteoarthritic dogs. Study design: Controlled, prospective, clinical study. Animals: Nineteen healthy dogs and 29 dogs with osteoarthritis (OA) secondary ...

Author(s)
Kleine, S. A.; Sanderson, S. L.; George, C.; Roth, I.; Gogal, R. M.; Thaliath, M. A.; Budsberg, S. C.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Surgery, 2019, 48, 5, pp 780-785
Abstract

Background: The knowledge of how owners view the body condition of their animals is an important factor for the success of the prevention/treatment of obesity and the engagement/adherence to nutritional interventions, which are fundamental to improve the animal prognosis. For this reason, the...

Author(s)
Teixeira, F. A.; Queiroz, M. R.; Oba, P. M.; Olivindo, R. F. G.; Ernandes, M. C.; Duarte, C. N.; Rentas, M. F.; Brunetto, M. A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2020, 16, 463, pp (27 November 2020)
Abstract

The interest and demand for healthy and less processed foods for human consumption have been mirrored in the pet industry, with an explosion of alternative diets available. Several nontraditional feeding methodologies including raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) are believed by many dog owners to be...

Author(s)
Hiney, K.; Sypniewski, L.; Rudra, P.; Pezeshki, A.; McFarlane, D.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2021, 99, 6,
Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects about 90% of dogs > 5 yr of age in the United States, resulting in reduced range of motion, difficulty climbing and jumping, reduced physical activity, and lower quality of life. Our objective was to use activity monitors to measure physical activity and identify how...

Author(s)
Lee, A. H.; Detweiler, K. B.; Harper, T. A.; Knap, K. E.; Godoy, M. R. C. de; Swanson, K. S.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2021, 99, 8,
Abstract

Canine obesity is associated with genetic, environmental, and behavioural factors, with the latter including both the behaviour of the dog and the owner. Knowledge about owner perception of canine obesity and its treatment can inform the development of new strategies to help prevent and manage this ...

Author(s)
Porsani, M. Y. H.; Oliveira, V. V. de; Oliveira, A. G. de; Teixeira, F. A.; Pedrinelli, V.; Martins, C. M.; German, A. J.; Brunetto, M. A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2020, 15, 9,

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