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Introduction Feline obesity continues to be of significant concern for the veterinary profession, with a recent 2022 US-based survey indicating an increased prevalence of overweight and obesity in cats of 61.0% compared to an estimated 59

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Introduction Obesity, characterized by the accumulation of excess body fat, is a prevalent form of malnutrition with detrimental consequences in both cats and dogs. 1 Obesity has been an ongoing concern for the veterinary profession and

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dogs and cats that are 30% greater than their ideal weight as obese. 4 Risk factors for obesity include age, sex, breed, nutrition, and physical activity, all of which can offset the body's energy balance in favor of weight gain. 5 Moreover, obesity

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Obese dogs, like obese humans, have components of the metabolic syndrome such as insulin resistance. 1 However, type 2 diabetes mellitus, an obesity-associated disease, has not been rigorously documented in dogs. 2 Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Obesity is widely recognized as the most prevalent nutritional disease in dogs, for which the reported incidence is 21.4% to 28.0%. 1-3 Research studies 4-6 have revealed a variety of deleterious effects of obesity in dogs, including increased

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Introduction Obesity is a growing concern in the equine population, with an estimated prevalence of 18% to 31%. 1 – 4 Importantly, obesity in horses has been associated with an increased risk of the development of life-threatening conditions

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Obesity is the most common nutrition-related problem in dogs. 1,2 Recent reports 3,4 have described a high prevalence of obesity in dogs and cats. Approximately 50% of dogs are overweight, and approximately 20% are obese. 3,5–7 Although there

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Obesity is a growing area of concern for humans and companion animals. Each year, the medical community and popular press dedicate increasing amounts of time and resources to the health complications of obesity in humans, which is currently

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Obesity is one of the most common nutritional disturbances in companion dogs, and its prevalence has been increasing recently. 1,2 Obesity is known to be a risk factor for diabetes, 3 orthopedic disorders, 1 and cardiovascular diseases 1 in

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Obesity is a major health concern in humans because of its association with IR, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and coronary heart disease. 1 Insulin resistance has also been associated with obesity in horses, 2 and this condition may be of particular

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