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Royal Canin to host free webinar on obesity management

Pet food manufacturer Royal Canin is to host a webinar on obesity management in cats and dogs, after the Obesity Report found that 51% of dogs, 44% of cats are obese.

‘How to be proactive rather than reactive for effective, preventative obesity management’ will be hosted by Alex German, professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool, on 24 September.

Obesity is one of the most common diseases that veterinary professionals face, and impacts patient’s quality of life, as well as their life expectancy. Compliance is a common challenge in weight loss, with many pets failing to complete the programme. With the manufacturer switching its focus to prevention as well as long term management for obese cats and dogs to help prevent obesity.

German has run the Royal Canin Weight Management Clinic at the University of Liverpool for 14 years. His clinical and research interests include comparative obesity biology, ageing, gastroenterology and preventing chronic disease.

Caroline Burke, UK weight management specialist, Royal Canin, said: “Obesity is one of the most common diseases that Vets and Nurses see in practice, and this webinar is the latest in our programme of education around weight management. Vets and Nurses will have the opportunity to learn about how they can help prevent, as well as manage Obesity in practice, allowing them to truly make a difference to the lives of their patients.”

German, added: ‘‘Obesity is an ever-growing issue for cats and dogs, understanding the risks and prevention techniques is paramount for both pet owners and industry experts.

“This webinar aims to suggest how a lifelong practice monitoring programme can be implemented for the prevention of obesity. Whilst also reviewing the outcomes of weight management and defining types of prevention techniques which can be implemented.”

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