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The association of exercise, diet and other factors with owner-perceived obesity in privately owned dogs from metropolitan Perth, WA

Robertson, I.D. (2003) The association of exercise, diet and other factors with owner-perceived obesity in privately owned dogs from metropolitan Perth, WA. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 58 (1-2). pp. 75-83.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-5877(03)00009-6
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Abstract

Randomly selected dog-owning households (n=657) were interviewed to identify exercise, dietary and other factors associated with obesity in dogs. Dogs (n=860) were categorised by their owners as underweight, correct-weight or overweight and the weight of 386 dogs was also recorded. Twenty five percent of dogs were reported as overweight. In random-effects logistic regression, overweight dogs had higher odds of being neutered (OR=2.8), fed snacks (OR=1.5), fed once a day (OR=1.4) or living in single-dog households (OR=1.6). For each year of age, the odds of obesity increased (OR=1.1) and for each hour of weekly exercise the odds of obesity decreased (OR=0.9).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16655
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