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Effects Of Early Experience On Food Acceptance In A Colony Of Adult Research Cats: A Preliminary Study, B Hamper, B Rohrbach, Claudia Kirk, Angela Lusby, Joe Bartges Mar 2012

Effects Of Early Experience On Food Acceptance In A Colony Of Adult Research Cats: A Preliminary Study, B Hamper, B Rohrbach, Claudia Kirk, Angela Lusby, Joe Bartges

Angela L Witzel (Lusby) DVM, PhD, DACVN

Acceptance of feline commercial canned and raw-type moist foods was evaluated in 18 adult cats with and without dietary pre-exposure to the same moist foods in the postweaning period. We hypothesized that cats pre-exposed to moist foods would readily accept canned or raw foods on re-exposure as adults, despite consuming a commercial expanded dry food for a period of 7-23 months. A total of 13 cats were fed 1 of 3 moist foods (commercial canned, commercial raw, or homemade raw foods) exclusively between 9 and 20 weeks of age (exposed), and 5 adult cats were offered only dry food during ...


Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk Jan 2012

Size Of Food Bowl And Scoop Affects Amount Of Food Owners Feed Their Dogs, Maryanne Murphy, Angela Witzel, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk

Angela L Witzel (Lusby) DVM, PhD, DACVN

The incidence of canine obesity appears to be increasing dramatically and understanding factors impacting the amount of food pet owners provide their dogs may improve weight management. Human research has shown the size of food bowls, plates and utensils can significantly impact the amount of food portioned and consumed. This effect can be attributed to both the Delboeuf optical illusion and the Ebbinghaus-Titchener size-contrast illusion. To investigate the existence of a similar effect with dog owners, 54 dogs and their owners were recruited for a four treatment randomized prospective trial. Owners scooped out a normal kibble-based meal using a small ...


The Role Of Key Adipokines In Obesity And Insulin Resistance In Cats, Angela Lusby, Claudia Kirk, Joe Bartges Jan 2012

The Role Of Key Adipokines In Obesity And Insulin Resistance In Cats, Angela Lusby, Claudia Kirk, Joe Bartges

Angela L Witzel (Lusby) DVM, PhD, DACVN

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