EveryCat Health Foundation and Basepaws™ will present “Chonky Cats and Longevity: Genes, Dental Health, Diet, Health Hazard, or Hype? What cat parents need to know to extend the life of their feline” with Dr. Ernie Ward at CatCon October 1st and 2nd, 2022.
Chonky cats. Round boys. Fat and happy or sick and debilitated? How does a cat’s body condition and dental health affect its life expectancy and disease risk? What role does a cat’s genetics and oral microbiome play in all of this? Cat moms and dads, you don’t want to miss this important conversation!
According to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), approximately 60% of US adult cats are categorized as overweight or have obesity by their veterinarian. When does “chonky” convert into disease? What are the health risks of excess weight in cats? Does a cat’s genetics influence obesity and longevity? What are the latest findings on the treatment of obesity in cats?
Dr. Ernie Ward is an award-winning veterinarian, internationally known speaker, impact entrepreneur, author of several books, columnist, media personality, and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). A 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia, he was voted Speaker of the Year at both the Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) and Western Veterinary Conferences, the 2018 Veterinary Journalist of the Year, and has received many veterinary and civic recognitions throughout his career. When he’s not with family or pet patients, he can be found contemplating solutions for both the veterinary profession and the planet during endurance athletics, meditation, and on his weekly podcast the Veterinary Viewfinder.
Join EveryCat Health Foundation, Basepaws, and Dr. Ernie Ward to learn how you can strive to achieve his goal of the “25-year-old cat” by better understanding a cat’s genetics, diet, and lifestyle at CatCon on October 1st & 2nd, 2022.
Look for us at Booth #423!
CatCon is the biggest 2-day cat-centric, pop culture event in the world dedicated to all things feline, with a community of cat lovers that spans the globe. Part expo, part symposium, CatCon engages, educates, and entertains thousands of fans, featuring the latest in groundbreaking products and ideas for cats and their people.
CatCon is held at the Pasadena Convention Center, located at 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
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