Canine and Feline Obesity
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Canine and Feline Obesity

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This book provides veterinary surgeons with a global perspective on obesity in dogs and cats. Moreover, the information and therapeutic strategies presented within can help ensure that pet owners become fully involved in improving the health of their pets.

Roberto Elices Mínguez

Degree and PhD in veterinary medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

Professor of animal nutrition.

Veterinary surgeon at the Small Animal Medicine Service (Endocrinology and Obesity) of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCM.

Veterinary clinician (medicine and surgery) of companion animals in private centres.

Part I. Introduction Adipose tissue as body tissue Regulation of body weight Fat as an endocrine organ Disease or disorder? Epidemiology. The pandemic of obesity Definitions: relative weight, optimal/ideal/objective weight, fat mass Standard breeds and mixed-breed patients Associated risks Clinical implications Type II diabetes and feline obesity Part II. Pathogenesis Neuroendocrine regulation of food intake Control of satiety. “Satiation” versus satiety Aetiology. Energy balance. Risk factors. Multidisciplinary pathology (triad) Clinical team: veterinary surgeons and technicians Pet owners and their families. Food as an interrelation Environment: breeder, trainer, park group, and internet Neutered patients and obesity Growth and body composition: hyperplasia/hypertrophy of fatty tissue Obesity-associated changes: weight-gain dynamics and metabolic disorders Changes in body composition associated with weight-loss programmes. Fasting versus diet Obesity, inflammation, and metabolic syndrome Part III. Treatment and prevention Identification and evaluation of obese patients Clinical tools Research Effective communication with the pet owner Participation versus submission Ideal weight and health Nutrients in weight-loss programmes Protein Energy Fibre Food selection Interpretation of the product label: light foods and prescription foods Protocol 1. Evidence of disease • Assessment of body condition and weight, and definition of target BCS • Additional tests 2. Information for the pet owner • Cost and duration of treatment 3. Determination of energy requirements. Factors involved • Practical examples 4. Selection of food. Current market situation 5. Management of feeding • Units of measure • Daily ration 6. Exercise Revisions after reaching target weight. Factors implicated in the rebound effect Maintenance energy requirements Exercise, physiotherapy, and lifestyle Appendices Pharmacological treatment of obese pets Drugs used in human medicine Veterinary-specific drugs Nutrients with positive effects in weight-loss programmes Veterinary surgery in obese patients 
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Roberto Élices Mínguez
  • Año de edición 2019
  • Nº Páginas 160
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 17 X 24

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