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  1. Nieky van Veggel
  1. School of Sport, Equine and Animal Science, Writtle University College, Chelmsford CM1 3RR; e-mail:

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OBESITY in pets is an ongoing current and important topic. Therefore, I was pleased to see a recent Veterinary Record paper by Cairns-Haylor and Fordyce (2016), because it focused on the little-researched aspect of preventing and treating obesity. However, after reading the paper, I found that although the paper was very interesting and presented useful conclusions, the presentation of the methods section was incomplete because it did not indicate how quantitative variables were assessed and …

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