From the Field: Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Cats
Kirk Breuninger, VMD, MPH, DACVPM Banfield Pet Hospital Vancouver, Washington From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics …
ACVN Nutrition Notes: Diabetic Diets for Dogs and Cats—Assessing the Evidence
Deborah E. Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University The American College of Veterinary Nutrition (acvn.org) and Today’s Veterinary Practice are delighted to bring you the Nutrition Notes column, which provides the highest-quality, cutting-edge information on companion animal nutrition, written by the ACVN’s foremost nutrition specialists. The primary objectives of …
Focus on Nutrition: Nutritionists’ View Over-the-Counter Versus Therapeutic Veterinary Diets
Veterinary healthcare teams are familiar with recommending veterinary therapeutic diets (VTD) for management of chronic disease states, but many of these diets are suitable for adult maintenance and growth…
Focus on Nutrition Neurologic Breakthrough in Canine Nutrition
While the precise cause of canine idiopathic epilepsy is unknown, the effect in the brain has been documented as a rapid, uncontrolled discharge of neurons within the brain’s cerebral cortex that leads to seizures…
Focus on Nutrition: Behavior Monitoring Taking Pet Healthcare to a New Level
For example, clients with an overweight dog on a recommended exercise plan might think that their dog is active, but can they measure how many minutes per day the dog spends resting versus running or walking?
ACVN Nutrition NotesFeaturing Fiber: Understanding Types of Fiber & Clinical Uses
Understanding the different types of fiber—and when to implement fiber in a nutrition plan for dogs and cats—can be challenging and complicated. In addition, some cats and dogs that present with gastrointestinal conditions can be managed with diets or supplements that contain particular levels and types of fiber.
ACVN Nutrition NotesTo Feed or Not to Feed? Controversies in the Nutritional Management of Pancreatitis
nutritional management of pancreatitis continues to be guided primarily by the human literature and clinical experience due to lack of controlled clinical trials. Any…
Role of Dietary Fatty Acids in Dogs & CatsCE Article
The type of fatty acids fed to a patient, as well as the total amount of fatty acids in the diet, have the additional potential to improve or impair health. This review discusses basic properties of fatty acids; sources of essential fatty acids; therapeutic modifications of dietary fatty acids, fish oils, and other fatty acid supplements; and areas of caution in clinical practice when supplementing fatty acids.
ACVN Nutrition NotesNutritional Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats & DogsCE ARTICLE
Nutritional intervention is a cornerstone in the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, a complete nutritional assessment and staging of the patient’s kidney disease are indicated before any dietary recommendations are made.