Animal welfare charity to spotlight pet obesity at BVNA Congress Fringe

University of Liverpool professor Alex German and veterinary nurse Josephine Oakden will be debating ways to understand and tackle the pet obesity crisis in a BVNA Congress Fringe session chaired by the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) on October 12, the day after World Obesity Day.

‘The elephant in the consult room – we are failing obese pets’ will discuss varying approaches to understanding pet obesity and collaboratively explore ways in which the veterinary professions can tackle the issue.

While Dr German, a Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool, will argue for obesity to be understood and treated as a disease, British Veterinary Nursing Association council member Ms Oakden will explore obesity as a symptom of malnutrition.

AWF chair of trustees Chris Laurence said: “The AWF session at BVNA Fringe promises lots of interesting and stimulating conversations, so I’d like to invite all those attending BVNA Congress to drop in.”

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