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  1. Diagnostic Criteria for Obesity Disease in Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Yuki Okada, Hiromichi Ueno, Takayuki Mizorogi, Kenji Ohara, Koh Kawasumi, Toshiro Arai

    Accumulated visceral and subcutaneous fat masses were measured with computed tomography (CT) in cats with various body condition scores (BCS) from 5/9 to 9/9. BCS does not always reflect visceral fat accumulation which induces pro-inflammatory reactions. Obese cats with accumulated visceral...

  2. Is There a Correlation Between Dog Obesity and Human Obesity? Preliminary Findings of Overweight Status Among Dog Owners and Their Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Linder, Deborah E., Santiago, Sasha, Halbreich, Eli D.

  3. Hidden in Plain Sight: Uncovering the Obesogenic Environment Surrounding the UK’s Leisure Horses

    | Contributor(s):: Furtado, Tamzin, Perkins, Elizabeth, Pinchbeck, Gina, McGowan, Cathy, Watkins, Francine, Christley, Robert

    Equine obesity is a major welfare concern in the UK, and the problem is thought to be increasing. Leisure horses are known to be most at risk of obesity, yet despite plenty of conjecture, the reasons for this are unknown. This study, therefore, aimed to establish the social and environmental...

  4. Caring practices of pet cat and dog owners in Northern Ireland vs potential implications for animals' health and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Naughton, V., Grzelak, T., Mulhern, M. S., Moffett, R. C., Naughton, P. J.

  5. The burden of domestication: a representative study of welfare in privately owned cats in Denmark

    | Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Norspang, A. P., Forkman, B., Bjornvad, C. R., Kondrup, S. V., Lund, T. B.

  6. Why isn't the weight coming off? Creative strategies for weight loss

    | Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E.

  7. Owner and Cat-Related Risk Factors for Feline Overweight or Obesity

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    | Contributor(s):: Meredith Wall, Nick John Cave, Emilie Vallee

    Feline obesity is a highly prevalent disease that poses an urgent and serious challenge. Attempted treatment by weight reduction is often unsuccessful; a new preventative approach that focuses on the role of the owner may be helpful. This study used data collected from an international survey...

  8. Evaluating the Potential Benefit of a Combined Weight Loss Program in Dogs and Their Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Niese, J. R., Mepham, T., Nielen, M., Monninkhof, E. M., Kroese, F. M., de Ridder, D. T. D., Corbee, R. J.

  9. Animal-Assisted Intervention: A Promising Approach to Obesity Prevention for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Linder, D. E., Cash, S. B., Folta, S. C.

    2021Front Vet Sci86460812297-1769 (Print)2297-176910.3389/fvets.2021.646081engDepartment of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States.Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University...

  10. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children

    | Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder

  11. Does Long-term Equine Assisted Learning have an Effect on Childhood Weight Management?

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    | Contributor(s):: HE Battisti, FL Battisti, R McAbee

  12. Association between Pet Ownership and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Miyake, K., Kito, K., Kotemori, A., Sasaki, K., Yamamoto, J., Otagiri, Y., Nagasawa, M., Kuze-Arata, S., Mogi, K., Kikusui, T., Ishihara, J.

    Obesity is a major risk factor for lifestyle-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. Several studies have investigated the association between pet ownership and obesity, but the findings have been inconsistent. This systematic literature review and...

  13. Reply to the Comment from Watson, K.M. "Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143" Animals 2018, 8, 179

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    | Contributor(s):: Barry S. Kipperman, Alexander J. German

  14. Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143

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    | Contributor(s):: Katharine M. Watson

    A recent opinion paper by Kipperman and German (2018) discussed the increasing prevalence of pet obesity, the risk factors contributing to this increase, and the role of veterinarians in helping manage pet obesity. They described the problem as a One Health problem as it has been previously...

  15. The Responsibility of Veterinarians to Address Companion Animal Obesity

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    | Contributor(s):: Barry S. Kipperman, Alexander J. German

    Obesity is a modern-day epidemic in both people and companion animals. A summary of the current research on the causes, risk factors, consequences, and implications of overweight and obesity, and the compliance of small-animal practitioners in recognizing and addressing pet obesity, is...

  16. Leaner, Healthier, Happier Together––A Family-Centred Approach to Weight Loss with the Overweight Dog and Her Caregivers

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    | Contributor(s):: Alessia Candellone, David Morgan, Simona Buttignol, Giorgia Meineri

    Obesity represents a one of the most significant healthcare issues facing human and companion animal populations worldwide. A complex relationship commonly exists between owners and their companion animal, particularly around feeding behaviour. Obese companion animals commonly live alongside...

  17. Dog walking among adolescents: Correlates and contribution to physical activity.

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessa K. Engelberg, Jordan A. Carlson, Terry L. Conway, Kelli L. Cain, Brian E. Saelens

    PURPOSE: To assess the association of dog walking with adolescents' moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and body mass index (BMI), and identify correlates of dog walking. METHODS/DESIGN: Participants were 12-17year-olds (n=925) from the Baltimore, MD and Seattle, WA regions....

  18. Using research on self-regulation to understand and tackle the challenges that owners face helping their (overweight) dogs lose weight

    | Contributor(s):: Webb, T. L., Krasuska, M., Toth, Z., du Plessis, H. R., Colliard, L.

  19. A cafeteria diet alters the decision making strategy and metabolic markers in Sprague-Dawley male rats

    | Contributor(s):: Virtuoso, Alessandro, Forkman, Björn, Sarruf, David A., Tveden-Nyborg, Pernille, Sørensen, Dorte Bratbo

    Consumption of diets rich in refined sugar and saturated fat has been linked with development of mild cognitive impairment and dementia in humans. Most cognitive paradigms used in biomedical research to investigate the relationship between obesity and cognition rely on food motivation and speed...

  20. Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah E. Linder, Jennifer M. Sacheck, Farzad Noubary, Miriam E. Nelson, Lisa M. Freeman

    The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat childhood obesity remains both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies support that dogs provide social support in overweight adults in obesity interventions, but the child-dog relationship is not as well understood. The...