Addressing the Growing Problem of Overweight Pets
Pet owners may not see how overweight their pet is or be willing to address the problem. Banfield's 2020 VET Report assesses the problem of pet obesity.
Pet owners may not see how overweight their pet is or be willing to address the problem. Banfield’s 2020 VET Report assesses the problem of pet obesity.
Osteoarthritis: When Age Is Not to Blame
As veterinary professionals, we know all too well that the signs of osteoarthritis (OA) can be missed or misinterpreted by pet owners. Many times, the subtler clinical signs associated with osteoarthritis are thought to be normal age-related changes. Because this leads to underdiagnosis of OA, we focused Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2019 State of Pet Health® Report on osteoarthritis, including how the condition is linked to excess weight.
Spaying and Neutering Larger Dogs May Cause Obesity, Orthopedic Problems
“For years, we’ve been taught that spaying or neutering your dog is part of being a responsible pet owner, but there really are advantages and disadvantages to consider when making that decision,” explains the study’s lead author.
U.S. Pet Obesity Rates Are Unchanged; Conflicting Weight Loss Advice Grows
The 11th annual Association for Pet Obesity Prevention survey found that 59.5% of cats and 55.8% of dogs are classified as overweight or obese. Veterinarians need to provide sound nutritional recommendations, says APOP.
Banfield and NAVC Release Report on Osteoarthritis in Obese Animals
The 2019 Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET) report on osteoarthritis in obese animals focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of OA, and the barriers encountered in providing the recommended care for the disease.
Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Cats
From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics and spark conversations relevant to veterinary practices that ultimately help …
Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Dogs
Kirk Breuninger, VMD, MPH, DACVPM Banfield Pet Hospital Vancouver, Washington From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics …
Managing Obesity in People & Their Pets – A One Health Solution
Michael J. Day, BSc, BVMS(Hons), PhD, DSc, FASM, FRCPath, FRCVS, Diplomate ECVP University of Bristol A recent analysis of global human obesity evaluated data from 19.2 million people in 200 countries over a 40-year period. In 1975, an estimated 3.2% of men and 6.4% of women were obese; however, by 2014, these statistics had …
A Weighty Matter: Effectively Communicating with Clients about Pet Obesity
This article presents the key concepts to a successful conversation with clients about their overweight pets, and how to implement a weight loss plan.
The blood and urine analyses recently ordered on a patient show azotemia in the face of low urine specific gravity. Most veterinarians feel quite at ease discussing renal disease with an owner and outlining a plan for follow-up care. When it comes to overweight pets, however, many veterinarians do not feel as comfortable discussing …