How spay and neuter procedures affect appetite and metabolism and how to address those changes through diet and nutrition
On this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Staci Scolavino, VMD, and Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, discuss the impact on appetite and metabolism after a spay or neuter procedure and explain how these often lead to significant weight gain in patients. Scolavino shares why today’s diet and nutrition solutions aren’t working, what the latest research is saying, and offers a proactive approach to enhance care and support your practice.
Below is a partial transcript. Listen to the full podcast for more.
Staci Scolavino, VMD: You want to be having the weight management conversation early and often when you have those puppies and kittens coming in for their early vaccine appointments. Set the stage there. Talk to them about how we're going to keep that dog or cat an ideal body weight throughout their life. Tell them that after spay and neuter they will have some metabolic physiologic changes that are going to occur.
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