Focus on obesity - Veterinary Healthcare


Nutrition and client education
Source: Student Advisor Articles

Child and pet obesity are both on the rise

January 1, 2005

Since 1980, the number of overweight children in the United States has tripled, climbing to 15 percent. In comparison, the National Research Council estimates 15 percent of pets were overweight a decade ago and nearly 40 percent are overweight today. Given a culture that increasingly regards pets as family members—and even children—with a place at an over-bountiful table, the rising number of overweight pets should come as no surprise.


Idea Exchange: Combat super-sized pets

September 1, 2004

How many times has a client said, "But I only give my pet one scoop of food," and then you find out he or she is using a shovel?


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