Dietary Guidelines for Dogs with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Manipulating a patient’s diet can slow the progression of CKD in dogs, minimize uremic symptoms, and improve quality of life.
Manipulating a patient’s diet can minimize uremic symptoms, and improve quality of life for dogs with CKD, chronic kidney disease.
See Ya Later, Alligator! The Hypoallergenic Diet to Aid Patients
Wouldn’t it benefit our allergic patients to be able to control their symptoms with diet and less, if any, medications? Clinically, presentations of food hypersensitivity appear the same as food intolerance, but immunologically they are different. Food allergy in pets has been described as early as 1920 yet the diagnosis is often elusive as it coexists 20-30% of the time with other allergies.
Dealing With Dysrexia in Dogs and Cats
The mechanisms by which illness suppresses appetite are complex, and we do not yet have a clear picture of them all. The term dysrexia refers to a disruption in food intake, including anorexia (not eating), hyporexia (eating less) and eating an unbalanced diet. In addition to all the physiological consequences of poor food intake, this takes a toll on the pet owner and can lead to premature decisions about discontinuation of therapy or euthanasia.
Nutritional Management for Gastrointestinal Disease in Dogs and Cats
Several gastrointestinal diets can help address GI disease in dogs and cats based on their nutritional components. A major consideration in choosing a diet is the digestibility of the nutrients.
Nutritional deficiencies commonly occur as a consequence of gastrointestinal disease. Special diets for GI disease in dogs and cats can be effective based on their nutritional components.
Diabetic Diets for Dogs and Cats: Assessing the Evidence
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 the ACVN are to: Advance the specialty area of veterinary nutrition Increase the competence …
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…
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…
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?
Diets and the Dermis: Nutritional Considerations in Dermatology
Dermatologic patients are often managed with topical and systemic pharmacologic therapies, but nutrition should be evaluated in all animals presenting with skin disease. Nutritional deficiencies…