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Weight Management in Dogs and Cats: What Can We do Better?

Dr. Alex German
BVSc(Hons), PhD, CertSAM, DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS - Royal Canin Reader in Small Animal Medicine, University of Liverpool, ROYAL CANIN®
15 June 2016
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Dr German's presentation will have relevant and practical tips for Vets and Vet Nurses:
  • Canine obesity is arguably the biggest health and welfare issue currently affecting pet dogs and cats.
  • Successful weight loss has many health benefits, but current strategies are not ideal, with many animals failing to lose weight or subsequently regaining
  • By recognising how and why animals fail to lose weight, weight management regimes can be better tailored to the individual, leading to improved success overall.
Dr Alex German holds the position of Royal Canin Reader in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Bristol and, after spending two years in mixed practice, returned to Bristol to undertake a PhD in mucosal immunology, and then a residency in small animal internal medicine. He is a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and also a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Internal Medicine. His clinical and research interests include gastroenterology, comparative obesity biology, preventing chronic disease, and evidence-based veterinary medicine.

For over 10 years, he has run the Royal Canin Weight Management Clinic at the University of Liverpool. This clinic aims to improve the quality of life of all overweight pets through clinical excellence, research and education.

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