Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team
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 members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of nutritional counseling for preventive care and weight loss treatment plans. Excellent communication skills can be used to assess the client's ability to change and implement a weight loss plan at the right time in the right way to achieve better adherence and improve patient health.
|Publication Title||Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice|
|Author Address||Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, C-339, 1352 Boyd Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA.firstname.lastname@example.org|
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