Feline obesity - prevalence, risk factors, pathogenesis, associated conditions and assessment: a review

Tarkosova, D., Story, M. M., Rand, J. S. and Svoboda, M. (2016) Feline obesity - prevalence, risk factors, pathogenesis, associated conditions and assessment: a review. Veterinarni Medicina, 61 6: 295-307. doi:10.17221/145/2015-VETMED


Author Tarkosova, D.
Story, M. M.
Rand, J. S.
Svoboda, M.
Title Feline obesity - prevalence, risk factors, pathogenesis, associated conditions and assessment: a review
Journal name Veterinarni Medicina   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0375-8427
Publication date 2016-06
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.17221/145/2015-VETMED
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 61
Issue 6
Start page 295
End page 307
Total pages 13
Place of publication Prague, Czech Republic
Publisher Ceska Akademie Zemedelskych Ved / Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Obesity is recognised as the most common multifactorial nutritional disorder of pet cats. Studies from several countries have indicated that between 11.5% and 63% of cats are overweight or obese. Breed, age, sex, reproductive status, the pet-owner relationship, owners' perceptions of their cats' body condition, type of 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 metabolic effects and can predispose cats to conditions such as diabetes mellitus type 2, hepatic lipidosis, lameness, oral cavity disease, urinary tract disease, dermatological disease, and neoplasia. An important aspect of preventing and managing obesity is the evaluation of body condition to determine ideal body weight and to formulate an appropriate weight loss plan. Several methods have been developed for this purpose. This review uses recent scientific literature to discuss various aspects of feline obesity, including its prevalence, proposed risk factors, pathogenesis, associated conditions, and methods of assessment.
Keyword Body condition
Cat
Obese
Overweight
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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