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might not be a practical opportunity to obtain an accurate weight before life-saving medications are administered or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is initiated. Medication doses are based on patient weight and can be harmful or ineffective if

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achieve and maintain a healthy body condition with appropriate weight management strategies. Ideal body condition in cats is defined as 15% to 25% body fat. 9 Daily energy intake less than or equal to that required to maintain IBW is recommended for

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condition by the implementation of appropriate weight management strategies. Ideal body condition in dogs is defined as 15% to 25% body fat, and most weight loss plans recommend that energy intake be less than or equivalent to that required to maintain an

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complexes are secreted. 6,7 In most species, circulating plasma adiponectin is composed of 3 higher order complexes: 90- to 100-kDa trimers, 180-kDa LMW hexamers, and > 360-kDa HMW multimers. 7 High–molecular weight adiponectin multimers possess insulin

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Introduction As concerns about the prevalence of pet obesity continue to increase, a clear understanding of veterinarian-client communication specific to pet weight is an important aspect of tackling this growing problem. In human medicine

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Introduction Weight estimation has a rich history within Americana, and its importance is far-reaching: from turn-of-the-century oxen estimates, 1 to midway carnival barkers estimating customers’ weights, 2 to health-conscious political

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medicine, the limited evidence suggests that conditions such as osteoarthritis and other orthopedic problems, metabolic syndrome, renal disease, and cancer may be increased in overweight dogs. 4–7 It has also been shown that weight loss is beneficial in

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Introduction Assessing weight and nutrition during veterinary appointments are recommended best practices, 1 and the ability to clearly communicate weight- and nutrition-related information to clients is important for making recommendations

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weight loss program. To reduce calorie intake, it is necessary to have information on calorie requirements of pets as well as the calorie content of foods. Although many consumers are aware of the nutritional information labels on human foods, nutritional

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obtained from the medical records included age; breed; sex; preoperative body weight; results of preoperative ultrasonography; whether hemoperitoneum (diagnosed via abdominocentesis or ultrasonography or identified as an incidental intraoperative finding

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