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prevalence of overweight and obesity in adult cats seen by US veterinarians during 1995 was determined. Risk factors for over-weight and obesity were also determined from the following variables: age, breed, gender, body condition score, food type, reported concurrent disease, and geographic region. Thirty-five percent of adult cats (n. Risk factors for overweight and obesity were also determined from the following variables: age, breed, gender, body condition score, food type, reported concurrent disease, and geographic region. Thirty-four percent of adult dogs (n = 21,754) were overweight or obese.Cited by: 444.

Using a cross-sectional study design, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in adult cats seen by US veterinarians during 1995 was determined. Risk factors for overweight and obesity were also determined from the following variables: age, breed, gender, body condition score, food type, reported concurrent disease, and geographic region. in cats are warranted, obesity in dogs has also been linked to functional and structural changes in the kidneys, suggesting that obesity may be a potential risk factor for renal disease as well in other companion animals. 24,25 Encouraging physical activity and environmental enrichment may help cats maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk for lower urinary tract disease.

Some risk factors of obese and obesity are associated with energy intake, others with energy expenditure, whilst several factors act on both intake and expenditure. 1 The contribution of each of these two components varies significantly, however, the balance between energy intake and expenditure is more important in obese and obesity of dogs and cats. Obesity Rev 2017;18:715-723. 3. Lund EM, Armstrong PJ, Kirk CA, et al. Prevalence and risk factors for obesity in adult cats from private US veterinary practices. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 2005;3:88-96. 4. Lund EM, Armstrong PJ, Kirk CA, et al. Prevalence and risk factors for obesity in adult dogs from private US veterinary practices.

Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, 2006, E.M. Lund and others published Prevalence and risk factors for obesity in adult dogs from private US veterinary practices. diet, frequency of feeding, and environment have all been identified as potential risk factors for the development of obesity in cats. Obesity has significant implications for feline health and welfare as it has mechanical and meta-bolic effects and can predispose cats to conditions such as diabetes mellitus type 2, hepatic lipidosis, lameness.

Risk factors associated with overweight or obesity were frequency of feeding and neutered status. There was moderate agreement between owner and interviewer rating of BCS. Owner misperception was more likely when owners rated cats with BCS 1 (very thin) and 4 (overweight) and in longhaired cats. Obese cats and dogs are both at risk for diabetes mellitus and neoplasia. Overweight cats and dogs are both at risk for oral and lower urinary tract disease. However, obese dogs were not found to be at risk for oral disease or der- matopathy as were obese cats.