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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2020, Volume : 21, Issue : 2
First page : ( 456) Last page : ( 461)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Prevalence and signalment of obesity in canines - A clinical study

Mounika A.1,*, Prasad V. Devi, Sreenu M.

Department of Veterinary Surgery and RadiologyNTR College of Veterinary ScienceSri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU)Gannavaram - 521102 (Andhra Pradesh)

1Post Graduate Scholar Department of Veterinary Surgery and RadiologyNTR College of Veterinary ScienceSri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU)Gannavaram - 521102 (Andhra Pradesh)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: mounimounika737@gmail.com

Online Published on 20 April, 2022.

Abstract

The study evaluates prevalence and signalment of obesity in canines based on body condition scores and measurement of body mass index (BMI) of dogs. A total of 732 (31.39%) dogs out of 2,332 were obese. Prevalence of obesity was higher in neutered, middle aged dogs and belonged to prosperous owners. The order of breed-wise susceptibility was Spitz, Labrador Retriever, Pug, mixed breed, German Shepherd and Golden Retriever. Fat deposition was found concentrated subcutaneously as compared to other body parts. The overall prevalence of overweight was 18.57 percent and obesity was 31.39 percent in dogs.

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Keywords

Canine, Obesity, Prevalence, Signalment.

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