The growing problem of obesity in dogs and cats.

@article{German2006TheGP,
  title={The growing problem of obesity in dogs and cats.},
  author={Alexander J German},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={136 7 Suppl},
  pages={1940S-1946S}
}
Obesity is defined as an accumulation of excessive amounts of adipose tissue in the body, and is the most common nutritional disorder in companion animals. Obesity is usually the result of either excessive dietary intake or inadequate energy utilization, which causes a state of positive energy balance. Numerous factors may predispose an individual to obesity including genetics, the amount of physical activity, and the energy content of the diet. The main medical concern of obesity relates to… CONTINUE READING
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