Links to the articles which have featured in our Companion Animal Newsletters.

May 2017 – Weight Management Focus

Is there a link between obesity and osteoarthritis, or conditions such as hip dysplasia?

An interesting study was carried out in 48 Labrador Retrievers, selected from seven litters. All puppies were divided into pairs at six weeks of age and were paired up by gender and weight.

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1705 Obesity Arthritis; Is there a link – P Eason

Why weight management for pets is so important

Obesity. It is a topic commonly addressed in human health and medicine, but one that is often misunderstood by pet owners. So often we hear people say they prefer their animals to be round and cuddly. But is all this actually causing direct harm? Dr Monica Commons explains why weight management is so important for your pets and how we can work together to achieve this.

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1705 Pet Obesity – M Commons

Proof that we are a nation of animal lovers…

Released last year, the report on Companion Animals in NZ confirms that we are indeed a nation of animal lovers. With well over 4.6 million companion animals in New Zealand, they outnumber people.

For more interesting stats on our animal loving nation read on…

1705 Proof that we are a nation of animal lovers