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Canine and Feline Obesity (e-book)

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Authors: Elices Mínguez, Roberto
Release date: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-17640-32-3
Pages: 160
Format: e-book

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.


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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

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Canine and Feline Obesity (e-book)

Canine and Feline Obesity (e-book)

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Authors: Elices Mínguez, Roberto
Release date: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-17640-32-3
Pages: 160
Format: e-book

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Canine and Feline Obesity (e-book)

Canine and Feline Obesity (e-book)

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Authors: Elices Mínguez, Roberto
Release date: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-17640-32-3
Pages: 160
Format: e-book

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