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Fatty is not happy: all you need to know about comorbidities of obesity

About this event

Hill's Caring for Vets & Nurses Webinar Series

Join Hill's Pet Nutrition SA and Dr Iveta Becvarova on Thursday 8 October at 19h30pm for a webinar on:

Fatty is not happy: all you need to know about comorbidities of obesity

About the Presentation:

The accumulation of excess body fat has long been known to have adverse effect on health and longevity and data exists to support this assumption in dogs and cats. Veterinary practitioners are often the first to recognize overweight and obese pets on physical examination. An obese pet with two or more comorbidities requires a more tailored approach than an obese pet suffering from excess body fat which has not yet resulted in an obvious negative impact on its overall health. There is erroneous assumption that adverse health effects develop only in grossly obese pets, while overweight pets don't show any obvious morbidities that would require veterinarian's attention. Managing obesity in pets with comorbidities might be problematic as a 'one-size-fits-all' approach doesn't always lead to successful outcome. Documenting associations between obesity and health in pets is important to justify prevention and management of obesity in clinical practice.

To register, click on the link above.

We look forward to welcoming you to the webinar.

The Hill's Pet Nutrition SA Team

If you require any assistance with registration, please contact Corné at corne@savetcon.co.za

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Brigid Goudie Professional Veterinary Affairs Specialist @ Hill's Pet Nutrition South Africa

    Brigid qualified as veterinary nurse in 1994 & worked in welfare & private practice including exotic, behaviour & emergency medicine specialist clinics before joining Hill's. Brigid has a passion for providing excellent & relevant CPD and support for the veterinary profession.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Guy Fyvie Professional and Veterinary Affairs Manager @ Hill's Pet Nutrition South Africa

    Technical support for Hill’s team (sales and marketing) and Veterinary clients. Organising and providing CPD for Veterinarians and Nurses. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition training/info for Vet and para-vet students, Vets and Para-vets, Key Thought Leaders, Hill’s team.

  • Guest speaker
    Dr Iveta Becvarova, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVN Director, Global Academic & Professional Affairs @ Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Dr Becvarova currently serves as Director of Global Academic and Professional Affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition and is Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University.

  • Guest speaker
    Dianne Shelton Brand Manager - Therapeutic @ Hill's Pet Nutrition SA

    9 years ago Dianne joined the Hill's team & has worked on many areas of the Hill's business, locally and internationally. Today she looks after Prescription Diet brand marketing in South Africa as well as pet parent-facing communication. She has a special interest in digital and is the proud parent of a beautiful bunny rabbit.