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Title: Prevalence of canine obesity, obesity-related metabolic dysfunction, and relationship with owner obesity in an obesogenic region of Spain
Authors: Montoya-Alonso, J. Alberto 
Bautista-Castaño, Inmaculada 
Peña Romera, Cristina
Suárez Ramírez, Lourdes 
Juste, M. Candelaria 
Tvarijonaviciute, Asta
UNESCO Clasification: 3109 Ciencias veterinarias
Keywords: Body condition
Body mass index
Metabolic syndrome, et al
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: Frontiers in Veterinary Science 
Abstract: The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of canine obesity and obesity-related metabolic dysfunction (ORMD) in the obesogenic area in Spain. The prevalence of overweight/obesity among owners of obese pets was also evaluated. In the sample population studied (93 client-owned dogs), 40.9% of dogs presented obesity (body condition score 7–9/9), 40.9% of dogs presented hypertension, 20.4% of dogs presented fasting hypertriglyceridemia, 20.4% fasting hypercholesterolemia, and 5.4% of dogs presented fasting hyperglycemia.
Description: Program “Juan de la Cierva” of “Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad,” Spain
ISSN: 2297-1769
DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00059
Source: Frontiers in Veterinary Science [ISSN 2297-1769], v. 4 (59)
Rights: by-nc-nd
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