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Canine obesity: an overview.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17567509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Canine patients are generally regarded as being clinically obese when their body weight is at least 15% above ideal. The incidence of obesity in dogs is thought to be in the range of 20-40% of the general population and, since obesity is known to predispose or exacerbate a range of serious medical conditions, its importance cannot be overstated. Management of obesity through dietary restriction and increased exercise is often difficult to achieve and dependent upon owner compliance. Until recently there has been no authorized therapeutic medication available for weight reduction in dogs, and drugs used in people have proved unsuitable. However, with the development of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitors for canine use, such as dirlotapide, the veterinarian has a novel method with which to augment traditional weight control programmes. This approach has the additional advantage that weight loss is achieved without dietary restriction or change in exercise regimen, providing encouragement for the owner to comply with subsequent dietary and exercise recommendations, thereby increasing the likelihood for long-term success.
Authors:
J Gossellin; J A Wren; S J Sunderland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics     Volume:  30 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0140-7783     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Pharmacol. Ther.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-14     Completed Date:  2007-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910920     Medline TA:  J Vet Pharmacol Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pfizer Ltd, Veterinary Medicine Research and Development, Sandwich, Kent, UK. jacques.gossellin@pfizer.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Dog Diseases / diagnosis,  diet therapy,  drug therapy,  prevention & control*
Dogs
Obesity / prevention & control,  veterinary*

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