04 Sep Banfield releases fourth annual Banfield Veterinary Emerging Topics Report
This is a paid sponsored article from Banfield Pet Hospital®.
Banfield Pet Hospital® and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) are pleased to share the fourth annual Banfield Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET)® Report, once again combining the power of data with open, solution-based dialogue to help improve patient outcomes. As the largest general veterinary practice in the U.S., Banfield has an immense amount of information that can be harnessed to shed light on barriers and opportunities within veterinary medicine. NAVC is dedicated to advancing veterinary healthcare through education, collaboration and innovation. Together, we believe we can draw on our strengths to maximize the important lessons in the VET Report.
The prevalence of overweight and obese pets continues to increase in the United States. Excess weight and fat are associated with some serious chronic conditions, including osteoarthritis. Maintaining a healthy weight and activity level are important factors in reducing a pet’s risk of developing this chronic disease. Whether osteoarthritis develops due to weight or other factors (e.g., genetics, trauma), it is important for the pet to maintain a healthy weight as part of the management of this irreversible condition.
In the 2020 VET Report, we identified overweight adult dogs in the Banfield patient population and focused on their ability to lose weight and the factors contributing to successful weight loss. Our findings suggest that while weight loss and maintenance is challenging, there is hope. Click here to download your copy of the 2020 VET report!
CVMA is pleased to recognize Banfield Pet Hospital as a Premium Plus sponsor of the UN-Convention 2020 Supplier Showcase. Click here to visit Banfield in the Supplier Showcase.