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Annual Survey Shows Many Pets Continue to be Overweight

04/11/19 By
Merck Veterinary Manual

A survey released in March by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention showed the majority of cats and dogs in America are either overweight or obese. Being overweight places the animals at higher risk for diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, and cancer.

More details on the survey on pet obesity can be found at the Merck Manual consumer website.

More information on pet nutrition can be found in the Merck Veterinary Manual.

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A 7-year-old gelding undergoes sedation for a standing surgery to clean and close a wound on the left forelimb. He is returned to his stall afterward, and several hours later he is observed to have nasal discharge containing feed material. He is also drooling, grinding his teeth, and intermittently coughing or retching. Which of the following conditions is most likely causing these clinical signs?