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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Therapeutic response of dietary interventions to obesity in dogs

Author(s):
Dr. YK Meena, S Gupta, SP Pannu and R Tiwari
Abstract:
The current study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic response of dietary interventions in obese dogs on the basis of a reduction in initial body weight and improvement in haemato-biochemical parameters after two months of treatment. The experiment was carried out with twenty-four dogs irrespective to breed divided in four groups – Group-I (obese dog treated with natural enzyme-based feed supplements, n=six), Group- II (obese dog treated with low fat and high fiber diet, n=six), Group-III (obese dog treated without any treatment as positive control, n=six), Group-IV (healthy dogs as negative control, n=six).The post-treatment mean values of body weight of the Groups-I and II were significantly lower as compare with dogs of Group-III whereas significantly higher with mean values of body weight of apparently dogs of Group-IV on sixty day. The post-treatment mean values of Hb, PCV, TEC and TLC in Groups-I and II were decrease non significantly as compare to pre-treatment mean values of corresponding groups and also with the mean value of Group-III on sixty day whereas significant difference was found in mean values of these parameters of Group-IV on sixty day. The post-treatment mean values of serum glucose, total protein, albumin, ALT and ALP in Groups-I and II were decrease significantly as compared to pre-treatment mean values of respective groups and also with the mean values of Group-III on sixty day. The post-treatment mean values of total cholesterol, total glycerides, HDL-C and LDL-C of the Groups-I and II were still significantly higher with mean values of these parameters on sixty day of the apparently healthy dogs of Group-IV. Greater rate of reduction in body weight was observed in low fat and high fiber diet in comparison to natural enzyme-based feed supplements, along with significant reduction in clinical parameters in both the groups.It is concluded that dietary intervention used in Group-II was better as comparison to Group-I and needed more time to achieved desired or ideal body weight of breed in obese dogs.it is advice to veterinarian to use dietary intervention method to treat obese dogs for reduction body weight and improving health and life longevity.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. YK Meena, S Gupta, SP Pannu and R Tiwari. Therapeutic response of dietary interventions to obesity in dogs. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2864-2872.

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