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Nutrition

Proactive Nutrition for the Healthy Indoor Cat

Indoor felines require a multitude of approaches to ensure they're receiving adequate nutrition and wellbeing requirements.

Preventing cats from becoming overweight or obese can be more rewarding and successful than weight-loss programs. 

Nutritional Management of a Puppy With Congenital Renal Dysplasia

A large-breed puppy with renal dysplasia required a custom nutrition plan to satisfy its needs for kidney health while it was still growing.

A large-breed puppy with renal dysplasia required a custom nutrition plan to satisfy its needs for kidney health while it was still growing.

Data-driven Pet Solutions: Addressing the Pet Obesity Epidemic

Banfield Pet Hospital's latest report shows pet obesity became a weightier issue over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimating more than 11 million households welcomed a new pet last year, the veterinary profession faced complex challenges in 2020: adjusting to new pandemic processes and guidelines while simultaneously meeting the surging demand for pet care services. With families spending more quality time at home with their cats …

Step-by-Step Guide to Making an Enteral Nutrition Plan

Enteral feeding can be beneficial to a wide array of sick patients. This guide makes it easy for the general practitioner to provide this service.

Although this step-by-step guide can help clinicians make enteral nutrition plans, it is just a starting point. Enteral nutrition plans can be tailored to each individual patient.

Dietary Elimination Trial in a Dog with Protein-Losing Nephropathy

It is important to assess a diet’s complete nutritional profile, rather than relying on the general marketing, when evaluating if it is appropriate for patients.

This case report covers the dilemma of providing optimal nutrition to a dog with concurrent renal disease and suspected food allergy.

Compliance Strategies for the Obese Patient

Although obesity can be a frustrating disorder to manage, these strategies can help you incorporate your clients into the pet’s individualized weight-loss plan.

Showing clients how to assess weight and discussing what “non-negotiables” are important to the human-animal bond are just a few strategies at increasing client compliance in a weight-loss plan.

Supplements for Small Animal Cancer Patients

Discussing the complementary role of herbs and dietary supplements with clients provides an opportunity for the veterinarian to strengthen the veterinarian-client relationship.

Veterinarians face multiple questions and challenges from clients whose pets have cancer, and clients appreciate veterinary guidance and the logical integration of appropriate herbs and dietary supplements with conventional therapies.

Nutrition for Small Animal Cancer Patients

Clients will have questions about popular “cancer diets,” making it critical for practitioners to understand how they might affect a patient.

Clients may be confused by outside advice on the best diet for their pet with cancer. Look to the science to cut through the noise, and be sure to understand how cancer treatment could cause gaps in nutrition.

Performing a Diet Trial to Identify Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

A complete diagnostic elimination–challenge diet trial isolates the cause of adverse food reactions through 4 phases.

Confirmation of an adverse food reaction depends on reduction or resolution of clinical signs while the animal is being fed a strict elimination diet, recurrence of clinical signs when the animal’s diet is challenged, and resolution of signs after the elimination diet has been reinstated.

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