Dog caregivers' perceptions, motivations, and behaviours for feeding treats: A cross sectional study
Contributor(s):: Nielson, S. A., Khosa, D. K., Clow, K. M., Verbrugghe, A.
Environmental risk factors in puppies and kittens for developing chronic disorders in adulthood: A call for research on developmental programming
| Contributor(s):: Gaillard, Virginie, Chastant, Sylvie, England, Gary, Forman, Oliver, German, Alexander J., Suchodolski, Jan S., Villaverde, Cecilia, Chavatte-Palmer, Pascale, Peron, Franck
Many dogs and cats are affected by chronic diseases that significantly impact their health and welfare and relationships with humans. Some of these diseases can be challenging to treat, and a better understanding of early-life risk factors for diseases occurring in adulthood is key to improving...
Leveraging behavioural science to address pet obesity
| Contributor(s):: Webb, T.
Small animal general practitioners discuss nutrition infrequently despite assertion of indication, citing barriers
| Contributor(s):: Alvarez, Elizabeth E., Schultz, Kelly K., Floerchinger, Amanda M., Hull, Jennifer L.
Can Dogs Help Solve Our Childhood Obesity Problem?
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
New studies show how dogs impact the weight and activity levels of kids.
Does behaviour predict weight gain during adulthood in captive group-living rhesus macaques?
| Contributor(s):: Zijlmans, Dian G. M., van den Berg, Lisette M., Langermans, Jan A. M., Sterck, Elisabeth H. M.
Akkermansia muciniphila Suppresses High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders in Beagles
| Contributor(s):: Lin, X. Q., Chen, W., Ma, K., Liu, Z. Z., Gao, Y., Zhang, J. G., Wang, T., Yang, Y. J.
Associations between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Dog Walking among Participants in the Dog Aging Project
| Contributor(s):: Collins, D., Lee, H., Dunbar, M. D., Crowder, K.
Jog with your dog: dog owner exercise routines predict dog exercise routines and perception of ideal body weight
| Contributor(s):: Banton, S., Massow, M. von, Pezzali, J. G., Verbrugghe, A., Shoveller, A. K.
Canine obesity is becoming an increasingly prevalent concern among companion animal veterinarians and professionals alike. A number of sociodemographic, dietary, and exercise related variables have been shown to be predictive of a dog's bodyweight, however, all previous surveys designed to...
Potential Owner-Related Risk Factors That May Contribute to Obesity in Companion Dogs in Aotearoa New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Forrest, Rachel, Awawdeh, Leena, Esam, Fiona, Pearson, Maria, Waran, Natalie
Approximately a third of all Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) households include a dog, with 28% of these dogs being overweight or obese, conditions that are associated with many serious health issues. Therefore, healthy weight interventions that focus on the owner’s role are of great importance...
Cat and/or Dog Ownership, Cardiovascular Disease, and Obesity: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Barroso, C. S., Brown, K. C., Laubach, D., Souza, M., Daugherty, L. M., Dixson, M.
Pet ownership, the most common human-animal interaction, is believed to bestow positive health benefits onto pet owners. However, there is limited research on substantiating these assertions. The aim of this review was to systematically identify, evaluate, and summarize primary research on the...
A Stakeholder-Engaged Approach to Development of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Obesity Prevention Among Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Pet Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Folta, S. C., Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Cash, S. B., Halbreich, E. D., Colón, C., Sullivan, S., Sanabria, E., Gibbs, D., Farrell, T.
Stakeholder involvement in research has been demonstrated to increase the effectiveness, validity, and quality of a study. This paper describes the engagement of a stakeholder panel in the development and implementation of an animal-assisted intervention (AAI) assessment and program for...
Diagnostic Criteria for Obesity Disease in Cats
| 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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Why isn't the weight coming off? Creative strategies for weight loss
| Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E.
Owner and Cat-Related Risk Factors for Feline Overweight or Obesity
| 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...
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.