Volume 57 Supplement 1

Animal Obesity - causes, consequences and comparative aspects: meeting abstracts

Open Access

Weight management in dogs and cats

Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica201557(Suppl 1):K7


Published: 25 September 2015

Obesity is defined as an accumulation of excessive amounts of adipose tissue in the body, and predisposes to a variety of diseases including diabetes mellitus, and osteoarthritis. In most animals, obesity is the result of a simple imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Therefore, at its simplest, successful management of obesity usually involves reversing this imbalance by reducing energy intake and/or increasing energy expenditure. This lecture will discuss current thoughts on both conventional and novel treatments for of obesity in dogs and cats, and stimulate discussion on factors required for long-term success.

Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool


© German 2015

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