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Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

FDA approves first drug for canine obesity

February 1, 2007

New York — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug for managing canine obesity, a common health-threatening condition in millions of dogs in the United States.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Take small steps to help curb pet obesity, expert says

August 1, 2006

Obesity is considered an epidemic in this country. And pets certainly aren't immune. An estimated 35 percent of adult cats are considered overweight. DVM Newsmagazine recently asked Dr. Tony Buffington, an animal nutritionist at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, to offer some pet weight-loss advice.

Source: VETERINARY ECONOMICS

Overweight pets are on the rise

August 1, 2005

Chances are you're already seeing the effects of pet obesity manifested in diseases like diabetes and osteoarthritis. And obesity-related illnesses won't start decreasing anytime soon.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Take on obesity one bowl at a time

May 1, 2005

If an indoor cat has a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet and nothing to do, the inevitable will ensue.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Tandem dieting programs can address pet obesity

February 1, 2005

Participant drop-out rates were significantly lower in the PPET group.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Tell clients to bite into 'Catkins' diet to battle obesity, expert advises

August 1, 2004

Veterinarians should chart the progression a cat may experience while on the diet.

Source: DVM InFocus

Identify at-risk patients when battling obesity

June 1, 2004

Small animals are supplied with an abundance of highly nutritious and palatable food.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Obesity epidemic spills into pet problems

March 1, 2004

Brea, Calif.-According to actuarial data, between 25 percent and 40 percent of all American household pets are overweight or obese. And this trend is leading to an increase in obesity-related pet illnesses.

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