Do feeding practices of obese dogs, before weight loss, affect the success of weight management?

@article{German2011DoFP,
  title={Do feeding practices of obese dogs, before weight loss, affect the success of weight management?},
  author={Alexander James German and Shelley L Holden and Lucy J Gernon and Penelope J. Morris and Vincent C Biourge},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S97-100
        }
}
Dietary factors (e.g. feeding treats and table scraps) can predispose to obesity in dogs, but it is not known whether they also influence success of weight loss. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine which pre-weight-loss factors were associated with outcome of their weight management regimen in dogs. Information from ninety-five dogs attending the Royal Canin Weight Management Clinic, University of Liverpool (Wirral, UK), was reviewed. The effect of different food types (e.g… 

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