Associations between body condition and disease in cats.

  title={Associations between body condition and disease in cats.},
  author={Janet M. Scarlett and Suzanne Donoghue},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={212 11},
OBJECTIVE To determine the association between body condition and disease in cats. DESIGN Prospective study. SAMPLE POPULATION Information on 1,457 cats without major illnesses from 27 veterinary hospitals in the northeastern United States. PROCEDURE Cats that had body conditions determined from 1991 to 1992, using a set of 6 body condition silhouettes, had their health experiences and body conditions assessed for the subsequent 4.5 years. Cats were described by the following 6 body… CONTINUE READING
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