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Research Article

Body Condition Scores and Evaluation of Feeding Habits of Dogs and Cats at a Low Cost Veterinary Clinic and a General Practice

Table 4

Summary of responses from 229 dog and 86 cat owners from two veterinary clinics (general practice, ; low cost clinic, ). Number of owners providing each response, with percentage in parentheses or median (range).

VariableGeneral practiceLow cost clinic value
(clinic)
value
(species)
DogsCatsDogsCats

1074212244
Percent food type
 Dry96 (0–100)97 (0–100)90 (0–100)
80 (0–100)
0.0170.393
 Canned0 (0–100)1 (0–100)0 (0–100)
15 (0–100)
0.972<0.001
 Table food0 (0–20)0 (0–2)0 (0–80)0 (0–5)<0.001<0.001
 Home-cooked0 (0–100)0 (0-0)0 (0–100)0 (0-0)0.011<0.001
 Commercial raw0 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0–10)0 (0-0)0.0750.540
 Home-prepared raw0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0–10)0 (0-0)0.3430.102
Feeding frequency0.001<0.001
Ad libitum13 (12%)16 (38%)36 (30%)
30 (68%)
 One time daily13 (12%)6 (14%)21 (17%)2 (5%)
 Two times daily77 (72%)17 (41%)61 (50%)8 (18%)
 Three times daily3 (3%)3 (7%)4 (3%)3 (7%)
Treats at least once daily76 (72%)10 (24%)92 (75%)
16 (37%)
0.234<0.001
Treat types
 Commercial813067310.0040.292
 Chews5517100.349<0.001
 Fruits/vegetables3714710.497<0.001
 Meat/cheese2914130.183<0.001
 Peanut butter1903520.027<0.001
 Other1331220.4870.169
Any supplements29 (27%)2 (5%)19 (16%)2 (5%)0.0520.001
 Joint supplements17 (16%)2 (5%)4 (3%)0 (0%)<0.0010.037
 Fatty acids9 (8%)0 (0%)7 (6%)0 (0%)0.4620.012
 Multivitamins3 (3%)0 (0%)4 (3%)0 (0%)0.8120.101
 Probiotics4 (4%)0 (0%)1 (1%)0 (0%)0.1400.167
 Herbal supplements2 (2%)0 (0%)2 (2%)2 (5%)0.9130.217
 Other0 (0%)0 (0%)2 (2%)1 (2%)0.1000.814

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