Today's Veterinary Practice

MAR-APR 2018

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97 % SUCCESS RATE FOR WEIGHT LOSS 1,2* STARTS WITH A CONVERSATION ABOUT BEGGING BEHAVIOR ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET ® SATIETY ® SUPPORT Helped control begging ** during weight loss in 82% of dogs and cats. 8 *On completion of a 3-month weight loss program. **Decreased or stabilized begging behavior (frequency). References: 1. Flanagan J et al. Success of a weight loss plan for overweight dogs: the results of an international weight loss study. PLoS One 2017;12(9):e0184199. 2. Hours MA et al. Factors affecting weight loss in client owned cats and dogs: data from an international weight loss study. Proc of 16th Annual AAVN Clinical Nutrition and Research Symposium; Denver (USA); June 8, 2016. 3. Murphy M. Obesity treatment. Environment and behavior modification. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2016;46:883-898. 4. Satiety Consumer Study (11- 21-14), IPSOS 2014. 5. Courcier EA et al. Prevalence and risk factors for feline obesity in a first opinion practice in Glasgow, Scotland. J Feline Med Surg. 2010;12(10):746-53. 6. Rohlf VI et al. Dog obesity: can dog caregivers' (owners') feeding and exercise intentions and behaviors be predicted from attitudes. J Appl Anim Welfare Sci. 2010;13(3):213-236. 7. McGreevy PD et al. Prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by Australian veterinary practices and the risk factors involved. Vet Rec. 2005;156(22):695-702. 8. Royal Canin Internal Study, data on file. 1 out of 2 dogs and cats is considered to be obese or overweight. 3, 6, 7 OWNERS OFTEN MISUNDERSTAND their pets' BEGGING BEHAVIOR 3 69 % of cat owners feed until their cats stop begging. 5 3 out of 5 pet owners agree their pets beg often. 4 NEW FELINE WET FORMULAS AVAILABLE APRIL 2018 Talk to your sales rep about how you can start the conversation.

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