As of 2018, pet obesity in the US affects an estimated 55.8 percent of dogs and 59.5 percent of cats, resulting in secondary conditions such as arthritis, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, and certain forms of cancer. A complete and balanced diet accompanied by regular exercise is fundamental to optimize health and longevity in companion animals, meaning overweight pets have reduced quality of life and shorter life expectancy. Seeking to address this major modern-day problem, Obesity in the Dog and Cat provides a comprehensive review of obesity in small animal medicine. 220 p.
- Martha G. Cline [Editor]. DVM, Dipl. American College of Veterinary Nutrition, Resident in Clinical Nutrition. Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ (USA).
- Maryanne Murphy [Editor]. DVM, PhD in Clinical Nutrition, with a focus on energy metabolism and satiety in lean and obese dogs, Dipl. American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ (USA).
- Publisher: CRC Press
- Publication date (print): 2019-05
- ISBN (print): 978-1-4987-4147-7
- ISBN (ebook PDF): 978-1-444-39334-7