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Table 5 Physical and well-being parameters of dogs consuming the test diet for 12 months

From: Evaluation of dogs with genetic hyperuricosuria and urate urolithiasis consuming a purine restricted diet: a pilot study

Variable Baseline (visit 1) 2 month (visit 2) 6 month (visit 3) 12 month (visit 4) P value 1
BCS_ownera 3 3 3 3 0.603
BCS_veta 5.5 5.5 5 5 0.442
Appetiteb 1 1 1 1 0.359
Activityb 2 2.5 3 3 0.515
Coatb 1 1 1 1 0.904
LBMc 69.8 ± 3.25 - - 69.8 ± 3.98 0.991
FBMc 30.2 ± 3.25 - - 30.1 ± 3.98 0.991
  1. 1P values are from the linear mixed model to assess the effect of visit
  2. aMedian values for body condition scores (BCS) as reported by the owner and attending clinician. Body condition scores were based on the standard 9 point scale for the clinician’s evaluation, and a 5 point scale for the evaluation by the owner
  3. bMedian scores for dog’s appetite, activity level and coat condition as perceived by the owner. Score range 1–5, with a lower score representing the best appetite, highest activity level, and coat condition respectively (see Appendix C)
  4. cLean body mass % (LMB) and fat body mass % (FBM) as LS Means ± SE