Obesity linked to gene mutation
Photo courtesy of Morris Animal Foundation

The Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, is leading the pack with innovative research, and recently discovered genes linked to obesity.

You have probably seen more than your share of overweight canine patients. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 56% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese — a huge problem for canine health.

Researchers at Cambridge University recently identified a gene mutation linked to obesity in Labrador retrievers; the same team plans to use DNA samples from dogs enrolled in the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study to search for a similar locus in this breed. Identifying dogs at risk for obesity can help you and your clients strategize on effective weight management. Click here to learn more.

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