Researchers at the University of Cambridge are looking into whether some dogs have ‘fat’ genes and some dogs have ‘lean’ genes. Some dogs just seem to have to look at food to put on weight whilst others can eat anything and stay slim! The outcome of the study could have massive positive implications for the canine population, as up to half the pets we see are overweight or obese which increases the risk of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and joint problems.
387 Vets have offered to help with the research! We need to take saliva samples from both lean and overweight pedigree Golden Retrievers and Labradors. Can you help? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Do give the practice a call on 01922 411755 and speak to one of the nurses or our vet Carole for more information.