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Dogs Lose Lbs! You Win! Slim Your Dog and Shape Up Yourself
A great client handout. Buy this inexpensive, motivating booklet in bulk to encourage clients to focus on their dogs’ eating and exercise habits. The booklet helps clients set small, achievable goals with charts to track their progress. Available at: bit.ly/16MeZOW

Your Pet’s Diet & Exercise Plan
Words fade fast. This brochure is a lasting reminder of key messages about pet obesity, diet, treats and exercise. It includes room to write the pet’s diet/exercise plan. Available at: bit.ly/174OLKT

Helping Pets Live Healthier, Thinner Lives: AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines
This is an article by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. It discusses pet nutrition and the AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. Available at: bit.ly/18s52tL

Pet Owner Resources on Weight Management and Obesity
This collection of links from many sources includes, among other resources, the following information:

  • “Weight Translator” tool
  • Pet Nutrition in People Terms: Weight Gain
  • BCS and MCS tools
  • Article, “How Can I Tell if My Pet Is Overweight?”
  • Client information sheets on weight management
This resource is available at: bit.ly/16CCUiO.

Veterinary Resources on Weight Management and Obesity
This collection of links from many sources includes, among many other resources, the following information:

  • BCS and MSC tools
  • Diet history and nutritional assessment forms
  • Individualized feeding plan app/software
  • Pet food label checklist for the exam room
  • Food and treat list for the exam room
  • Using “Healthy Weight Protocol” in the exam room
This resource is available at: bit.ly/18sBqub.

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