Prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by Australian veterinary practices and the risk factors involved

@article{McGreevy2005PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by Australian veterinary practices and the risk factors involved},
  author={Paul D. McGreevy and Peter Campbell Thomson and Cheelo Pride and Anne Fawcett and Tommaso Grassi and B Jones},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  year={2005},
  volume={156},
  pages={695 - 702}
}
A study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by veterinary practices across Australia, and to determine the risk factors involved; 1700 practices were asked to complete a veterinarian opinion survey, and of the 428 practices that responded, 178 were selected to complete an RSPCA Australia Pet Obesity Questionnaire, together with additional practices selected by Australian State and Territory RSPCA societies. This questionnaire was sent to a total of 209… Expand
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