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WSAVA and CDC to Host Ground-breaking Symposium on Preventing Obesity in People and Their Pets


Envisioning a world where regular activity, a balanced diet and healthy weight are part of every family’s life, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association One Health Committee and CDC  are partnering on this event planned for November 9-11, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.  This two-day symposium will focus on comparative aspects of human and pet obesity.  For more information visit:

Canine and feline obesity: a One Health perspective


Recent years have seen a drastic increase in the rates of overweight and obesity among people living in some developed nations. There has also been increased concern over obesity in companion animals. In the latest article in Veterinary Record's series on One Health, Peter Sandøe and colleagues argue that the relationship between obesity in people and in companion animals is closer and more complex than previously thought, and that obesity should be treated as a One Health problem.

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