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Companion animal obesity
The big problem: battling companion animal obesity
  1. Eleanor Raffan, BVM&S, DipECVIM,CertSAM, PhD, MRCVS
  1. Metabolic Research Laboratories, University of Cambridge, Box 289, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
  1. E-mail: eraffan{at}bmjgroup.com

Abstract

Obesity in companion animals is not a new problem and research is suggesting that it is a complex physiological issue, with genetic and endocrine causes. Eleanor Raffan discusses why some individuals appear to be predisposed to becoming obese, the far-reaching consequences of obesity and how veterinary clinicians can help owners to help their pets

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