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Muscle loss is common in animals with chronic diseases (eg, chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and cancer) or an acute injury or illness and during aging. Muscle loss associated with disease is called cachexia, whereas muscle loss

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Loss of lean body mass, known as cachexia, is commonly associated with chronic diseases (eg, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and cancer) as well as acute illness or injury in cats. 1 This process differs from sarcopenia, which

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Both acute injury or illness and chronic conditions (eg, chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or cancer) are commonly associated with weight loss in dogs and cats. 1 However, weight loss in these conditions is unlike weight loss in

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(cachexia) occurs in a variety of chronic conditions, such as congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and cancer. Heart failure and considerable renal disease were not present in these dogs, but it is possible that they had cancer or other diseases

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