This is a bundle offer, providing parts 1-3 of Poppy's obesity case study journey.
Pet obesity is a complex disease to manage and although many strategies are common to all cases, each individual case will have a unique set of considerations. This case study will describe a real case of obesity in a dog named Poppy.
Part 1: The Initial Consultation
This is the first in a three-part series looking at the initial workup appointment. Throughout the case many important elements will be explored in detail, with hints and tips to maximise the available time during these types of consultations. Multichoice questions will guide the discussion with answers and explanations given after each.
- Body condition scoring
- Information gathering
- Food choice and quantity allocation
- Setting of a plan to provide obesity care
Part 2: The Follow Up Consultation
This is the second in a three-part series looking at the follow up appointment. Weight loss rarely runs smoothly so the session will identify key concerns and discuss methods for helping her owner overcome difficulties. Multichoice questions will guide the discussion with answers and explanations given after each.
- Treat management
- Food seeking behaviour control
- Calculations associated with safe weight loss
Part 3: Long Term Maintenance
This is the last in a three-part series looking at what happens once weight loss has been achieved. Maintenance of weight loss can be even harder than losing weight was, and clients require enhanced levels of input and support throughout. This session will explore how to help a client to maintain their dog’s weight in the long term. Multichoice questions will guide the discussion with answers and explanations given after each.
- Food selection post weight loss
- Food quantities to maintain weight long term
- Actions required if things change in the future
Each of the case study modules involves an introduction tutorial, further reading articles, and a video quiz with explanations.
Georgia Woods-Lee RVN, Cert CFVHNut, VTS (Nutrition)
These case studies are worth 3 hours CPD in total.
Further reading material is supplied for this case study.