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  • Overweight dogs respond well to high-protein, high-fiber diet

    Cute dog lies on the grass looking at the camera.

    Overfed dogs experience some of the same maladies associated with overweight and obesity in humans. A new study finds that overweight dogs also benefit from a high-protein, high-fiber weight loss regimen.

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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Kelly Swanson, email
    The paper “Weight loss and high-protein, high-fiber diet consumption impact blood metabolite profiles, body composition, voluntary physical activity, fecal microbiota, and fecal metabolites of adult dogs” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1093/jas/skab379