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Prevalence of Canine Obesity, Obesity-Related Metabolic Dysfunction, and Relationship with Owner Obesity in an Obesogenic Region of Spain
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): J. Alberto Montoya-Alonso, Inmaculada Bautista-Castaño, Cristina Peña, Lourdes Suárez, M. Candelaria Juste, Asta Tvarijonaviciute
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of canine obesity and obesity-related metabolic dysfunction (ORMD) in the obesogenic area in Spain. The prevalence of...
Feline Obesity in Veterinary Medicine: Insights from a Thematic Analysis of Communication in Practice
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alexandra M. Phillips, Jason B. Coe, Melanie J. Rock, Cindy L. Adams
Feline obesity has become a common disease and important animal welfare issue. Little is known about how, or how often, veterinarians and feline-owning clients are addressing obesity during...
Walk A Hound, Lose A Pound, & Stay Fit for Seniors
| Posters | Contributor(s): Rebecca Ann Johnson, Charlotte McKenney, Sandra McCune
Background: Obesity rates in older adults are linked with the national problem of limited physical activity (PA), resulting in chronic illness. Obesity-related illness and functional loss require...
Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Churchill, J., Ward, E.
Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all...
"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through...
Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.
It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of...
Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander
The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners...
An evaluation of the relationship between self-esteem and pet bonding in children
| Theses | Contributor(s): Pamela L. Evans-Smith
Obesity has been linked to many physical as well as psychological problems. Many children who are obese suffer from low self-esteem. No studies have been published documenting the effect of owning...
One Health Solutions to Obesity in People and Their Pets
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): J. Bartges, R. F. Kushner, K. E. Michel, R. Sallis, M. J. Day
Despite the high prevalence of overweight and obesity in the human and companion animal populations, and the global trends for increasing numbers of affected people and pets, there are few...
Obesity and Associated Comorbidities in People and Companion Animals: A One Health Perspective
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): M. Chandler, S. Cunningham, E. M. Lund, C. Khanna, R. Naramore, A. Patel, M. J. Day
This article reviews the biology, prevalence and risks for obesity in people and companion dogs and cats, and explores the links between obesity and diabetes mellitus and cancer across these...
One Health Approach to Preventing Obesity in People and Their Pets
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): M. J. Day
One of the most significant healthcare issues facing the human population, and shared by small companion animals (i.e. pet dogs and cats), is the growing problem of obesity. A recent analysis of...
The influence of human behaviors in the increased prevalence of overweight dogs
| Theses | Contributor(s): Nora J. Nealon, Julie M. Fagan
An increasing number of dogs are falling into the overweight and obese categories, paralleling the rise in obesity over the past few decades in people. This suggests that dogs, which interact...
Nov 09 2016
Preventing Obesity in People and Pets: A One Health Approach
Guardians' knowledge and husbandry practices of feline environmental enrichment
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alho, A. M., Pontes, J., Pomba, C.
Feline environmental enrichment can prevent numerous disorders including anxiety, stress, obesity, and feline idiopathic cystitis. Despite its easy implementation and low cost, it has received...
Money for nothing: are decoupled agricultural subsidies just?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pilchman, D.
Every year, the US government pays farmers billions of dollars not to grow anything. Especially within urban constituencies, politically and geographically distant from food production centers,...
Canine and feline obesity: a One Health perspective
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sandoe, P., Palmer, C., Corr, S., Astrup, A., Bjornvad, C. R.
Department of Food and Resource Economics and Department of Large Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen,...
Integrative Treatment of Pediatric Obesity: Psychological and Spiritual Considerations
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Boisvert, Jennifer A., Harrell, W. Andrew
Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal
Is Fido fat? Is your tabby flabby?
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University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter