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Flashcards in Obesity Deck (12):
1

Obesity prone breeds.

Beagles, labs, bassets, dachshund

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How can you be proactive?

Start young and monitor during annual exams

3

How can we view in a physical exam in regards to obesity?

Body weight, body condition score, palpation, lumps and bumps

4

What is important in asking regards to meals?

Who? What? How much? What type? Treats? Table food? Medications? How often?

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Common causes of obesity.

Free grazing, using a non-measurable "cup", over eating, more table food, the wrong diet, competitive eating, age related, medications, surgical hormone changes

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Common health risks of obesity?

Heart disease, organ disease, muscular problems, Joint problems, diabetes, cancer, skin disease (lack of grooming)

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Options

Education, activity change, feeding programs, set goals, take pictures

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What does activity level depend on?

Owner type, home type, age, interaction and toys

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RER

Resting energy requirements

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MER

Maintenance energy requirements

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MER calculation.

1.0 x RER

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What is obesity.

Anything over 20% of desired body weight