Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Dietetic diet: for excessive bodyweight

Introduction

Name

  • EC Directives 93/74/EEC and 94/39/EC.
  • Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1995 (UK).

Class of drug

  • Dietetic pet food.

Description

Physical properties

  • Low energy - but energy balanced by other nutrients.

Uses

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Indications

  • Obesity in adults.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Crane S C (1991)Occurrence and management of obesity in companion animals.JSAP32, 275-282.
  • Edney A T B & Smith P M (1986)Study of obesity in dogs visiting veterinary practices in the UK.Vet Rec118(14), 391-396.
  • Lewis L D (1978)Obesity in the dog.JAAHA14, 402.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 905214 44 7

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