An extra muscle plunging through my outfits makes me look odd and concerned with the ever threatened word OBESITY. Obesity is defined as an accumulation of excessive amounts of adipose tissue in the body, and is the most common nutritional disorder in Humans as well as our Companion Pets. Obesity is usually the result of either excessive dietary intake or inadequate energy utilization and physical movement, which causes a state of positive energy balance. The problems to which obese companion animals may be prone include orthopedic disease, diabetes mellitus, and abnormalities. The main therapeutic options for obesity in companion animals include dietary management and increasing physical activity. Dietary therapy forms the fundamental of weight management in dogs and cats through the nutritional balance, but increasing exercise and behavioral management are the most effective procedures. There is a need to increase the awareness of companion animal obesity as a serious medical concern within the veterinary profession.
Treatment of obesity
In humans, current therapeutic options for obesity include dietary management, exercise, psychological and behavioral modification, drug therapy, and surgery. Many of these options are available for companion animals as well, but it is not ethically justifiable to consider surgical approaches on are loved companions. Further, to date, there are no pharmaceutical compounds licensed for weight loss in dogs and cats yet. So ultimately we are left with the best, safest and the proven measure i.e. dietary preference. There are proven products available in India and our store let’s go through a few of qualitative of them.
Royal Canin :
Help out your furry friend by feeding him some Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Satiety Support Dry Dog Food. This formulated dog food is specifically designed to promote weight loss in overweight or obese dogs. Available through prescription only by your veterinarian, Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Satiety Support Dry Dog Food should be used as part of a weight reduction program in combination with behavioral management and, when possible, an exercise program. In addition to controlling your dog’s weight, this healthy food is also a useful tool in dealing with any fiber responsive gastrointestinal diseases he/she might have as well. So help your dog out and give him this multi-tasking meal.
Farmina Vet Life canine :
Reduction of excess body weight, coadjutor in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Farmina Vet Life Obesity is a complete dietetic food for adult dogs formulated to reduce excess body weight and to control the supply of glucose (diabetes mellitus). Farmina Vet Life Obesity reduces the quantity of calories consumed by the subject in order to reduce body weight. The increased level of fiber helps to induce in the subject a feeling of satiety and to reduce appetite. The low levels and the quality of starch and sugar sources used to make this product suitable for diabetic patients. Carnitine and proteins of high quality added to the product prevent the reduction of muscle mass during weight loss.
It is recommended that the weight reduction protocol be tailored toward the individual patient. Although total energy restriction (starvation) successfully leads to weight loss, it has the disadvantages of causing excessive protein (and thus lean body mass) loss and requiring hospitalization for proper monitoring. Therefore, it is preferable to use purpose-formulated weight reduction diets, which generally are restricted in fat and energy, while being supplemented in protein and micro-nutrients. Protein supplementation is important because the amount of lean tissue lost is minimized even though the weight loss is not more rapid. Supplementation of micro-nutrients ensures that deficiency states do not arise.