It’s National Obesity Awareness Week, and The British Veterinary Association (BVA), British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) and British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) have teamed up to produce 30 recommendations for tackling obesity in animals. Obesity is a serious clinical condition that can cause significant harm to the physiology, health and welfare of all animals. This position statement covers dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and rabbits, as species commonly kept as companion animals inthe UK. Across dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and rabbits, obesity can adversely affect health and welfare by increasing the risk ofdiseases, causing functional impairment,shortening life span, and reducing overall quality of life.

To read the statement and recommendations on obesity management, just click here.


We have a fantastic free webinar on obesity management available for you to watch now. In this webinar for vets, nurses and the veterinary customer care team we’ll explore the pressing issue of pet obesity and why it’s on the rise. Starting with an exploration of the human pet bond, we’ll delve into the research on caregiver psychology and the power of our nurturing drive in feeding behaviours of pet owners. We’ll examine current thinking and research on mechanisms driving pet obesity and bust some of the myths surrounding pet obesity and health. Most importantly, we’ll aim to equip you with new knowledge and skills so you can explain to your clients why weight control is important, but also positively influence them to partner with you and battle the bulge together.

To watch this webinar now, just click here.