Obesity is one of the most often met nutritional disorders among pets. Usually it is defined as: “a condition of positive energy balance and excessive adipose tissue formation with adverse effect on morbidity and mortality”. There are many factors influencing growing risk: living indoors, inactivity, middle or senior age, being neutered and being of mixed breeding, as well as many dietary factors.
The success of obesity management a lot depends on the owner. Most often obesity is being controlled in two ways: dietary restrictions or physical activity. Today we can find many commercial ready to use obesity diets for dogs on the shelf’s in a veterinary clinic. Veterinarians together with pet owners can try to manage the obesity by choosing best suitable way for certain pet. But when it comes to older dogs and especially females to achieve visible results might be complicated and this is the reason why we decided to prove the efficacy of clinoptilolite to the weight reduction for older Beagle females.
Lina Skinke, Algirdas Januskevicius
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