Companion Animals Symposium: Obesity in dogs and cats: What is wrong with being fat?

@article{Laflamme2012CompanionAS,
  title={Companion Animals Symposium: Obesity in dogs and cats: What is wrong with being fat?},
  author={Dorothy P L Laflamme},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2012},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={
          1653-62
        }
}
Few diseases in modern pets are diet induced. One possible exception to this is obesity, which is ultimately caused by consuming more calories than needed by the dog or cat. Although fat is the most concentrated and efficiently stored source of calories, and protein least so, an excess of calories from any source will contribute to adiposity. Obesity is an excess of body fat sufficient to result in impairment of health or body function. In people, this is generally recognized as 20 to 25% above… CONTINUE READING
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