Obesity in Pets - One Health and Animal Welfare Considerations
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- cat; dog; human; obesity; One Health; animal welfare
Companion animals - particularly and most commonly dogs and cats - share the lifestyles and the environments of their human counterparts. Similarly, they may also share both the positive and negative implications of this "intimate relationship" with humans. Improved access to resources such as food supplies, shelter, security & veterinary care may be considered positive aspects of this relationship. Negative implications can include, for example, a sedentary lifestyle with limited exercise opportunities that may cause increased rates of metabolic or degenerative diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis as well as certain neoplasias. One of the most significant human healthcare issues, and one often shared by companion animals is the growing problem of obesity. The presentation offers an overview of interaction of environmental & social factors that can have adverse influence on the health and welfare - especially in relation to the "the rising pandemic of obesity" - of humans and companion animals.
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TY - CONF AU - Shane Ryan PY - 2017/08 DA - 2017/08 TI - Obesity in Pets - One Health and Animal Welfare Considerations BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference Postgraduate School Universitas Airlangga : "Implementation of Climate Change Agreement to Meet Sustainable Development Goals" (ICPSUAS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1 EP - 5 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpsuas-17.2018.1 DO - 10.2991/icpsuas-17.2018.1 ID - Ryan2017/08 ER -