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A high protein high fibre diet improves weight loss in obese dogs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19138868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A newly-formulated, high protein high fibre (HPHF) diet has recently been shown to improve satiety in dogs. The current study examined its performance during weight loss in client-owned dogs with naturally-occurring obesity. Fifteen dogs were fed the HPHF diet, whilst a matched 'control' group of 27 dogs, received a high protein medium fibre diet (HPMF), with an equivalent caloric density. Baseline characteristics (signalment, percentage overweight, and body fat percentage) were not significantly different between groups. However, percentage weight loss was greater (median [range] 31.8% [12.0-41.2%] vs. 20.0% [5.9-45.0%], P=0.016) and mean rate of weight loss faster (median [range] 1.0%/week [0.3-1.6%] vs. 0.7%/week [0.3-1.5%], P=0.028) on HPHF compared with HPMF. Percentage body fat mass decrease (measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) was also greater in dogs fed the HPHF diet (median (range] 58% [32-85%) vs. 37% [15-72%), P=0.002). Thus, a diet formulated to include high levels of both protein and fibre, improves outcome during weight loss in obese dogs.
Alexander J German; Shelley L Holden; Thomas Bissot; Penelope J Morris; Vincent Biourge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-01-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)     Volume:  183     ISSN:  1532-2971     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-17     Completed Date:  2010-04-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706281     Medline TA:  Vet J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Chester High Road, Neston, Wirral CH64 7TE, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology
Body Composition / physiology
Caloric Restriction / veterinary
Dietary Fiber / administration & dosage*
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage*
Dog Diseases / diet therapy*
Obesity / diet therapy,  veterinary*
Treatment Outcome
Weight Loss
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Proteins

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