U of G Cat Weight Research Featured on CBC


Prof. Theresa Bernardo

Researchers from U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College appeared on CBC Television and CBC Radio Thursday to discuss their latest findings about how much weight cats gain as they age.

Prof. Theresa Bernardo, the IDEXX Chair in Emerging Technologies and Bond-Centered Animal Healthcare, and study lead author Adam Campigotto spoke to several CBC Radio stations Thursday evening.

Bernardo also appeared on several CBC TV 6 p.m. newscasts, as well as on CBC Morning Live.

Adam Campigotto

Bernardo and Campigotto recently completed research that found that even after cats mature from the kitten phase, their weight still creeps up until they are eight years old on average. The full findings of their study appear in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

The Canadian Press covered the research, with articles appearing in more than 200 online publications.

News outlets in India and the U.K. also covered the findings.