Practical Weight Management in Dogs and Cats

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-04
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Practical Weight Management in Dogs and Cats is a comprehensive, clinical resource for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, providing the necessary tools to successfully tackle pet obesity as a health care team. Bringing together internal medicine and nutritional specialists, the book provides an overview of prevention techniques, clinical management, and practical tips for implementing successful programs and promoting owner education. It also includes current discussions on fiber and carbohydrates, nutraceuticals, nutrigenomics, pharmacologic agents and exercise options.

Author Biography

Todd L. Towell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM, is the manager of scientific communications for Hill's Pet Nutrition. She has more than 10 years of clinical experience managing obesity-related diseases and clinical nutrition.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. vii
Clinical Importance of Canine and Feline Obesityp. 3
Diagnosing Obesityp. 23
Preventing Obesityp. 47
Nutritional Management of Obesityp. 87
Pharmacotherapy for Management of Canine Obesityp. 131
Therapeutic Exercisesp. 149
Owner Education and Adherencep. 173
Implementing a Weight Management Programp. 201
Indexp. 227
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