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Skin: disease - obesity

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Introduction

  • Cause: overeating, lack of exercise, disease, drug administration.
  • SignsObese cat 02 may result in moist erythematous inflammation affecting intertriginous areas.
  • Treatment: reduce cat's weight by dieting.
  • Systemic or topical antibacterial agents and topical glucocorticoids may be helpful in the interim.
    Systemic glucocorticoids will lead to an increase in appetite!

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Pathophysiology

  • Obesity   →   friction and microclimate change in intertriginous areas   →   inflammation and secondary infection by microorganisms.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Scarlett J M & Donoghue S (1998) Associations between body condition and disease in cats. JAVMA 212 (11), 1725-1731 PubMed.

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