ClinQuiz: Is this pet overweight? (Sponsored by Nestlé Purina) Answer 2) B

Apr 14, 2011

2) B — Correct!

Type 2 diabetes is the most common weight-related disorder in cats while osteoarthritis affects more dogs. High blood pressure is common in many overweight and obese dogs and cats.2-5 Any overweight older pet should be carefully evaluated for the presence of the conditions. Other diseases associated with excess fat and weight include decreased life expectancy, insulin resistance in dogs, respiratory disease, cranial cruciate ligament injuries, kidney disease, urinary incontinence, many forms of cancer, reproductive problems, skin diseases, decreased wound healing, surgical complications, and anesthetic complications.6,7

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