Nutrition

ACVN Nutrition Notes: Nutritional Management of Chronic Enteropathies in Dogs

Valerie J. Parker, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVN Ohio State 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, provided by the ACVN’s foremost nutrition specialists. The primary objectives of the …

ACVN Nutrition Notes
Canine Performance & Rehabilitative Nutrition
Part 2: Canine Rehabilitative Nutrition

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN, University of Florida   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, provided by the ACVN’s foremost nutrition specialists. The primary objectives of the ACVN are …

ACVN Nutrition Notes
Canine Performance Nutrition

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN Dogs frequently engage in performance-based competitive and recreational activities, ranging from flyball to sled pulling to agility, and nutrition is increasingly used to maximize an animal’s potential and stamina. Each canine activity has unique requirements for performance, which influence the caloric requirements and metabolism of individual animals. Modification of feeding …

ACVN Nutrition Notes
Surveying Supplements
Current Trends, Research, & Recommendations

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN, University of Florida More and more pet owners are asking veterinarians for advice on dietary supplements for their pets. The author provides guidance on the use of vitamins and minerals, fatty and amino acids, and herbal supplements. The American College of Veterinary Nutrition (acvn.org) designates specialists in veterinary nutrition, provides …

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Nutritional Management of Renal Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach

Sherry Lynn Sanderson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVN University of Georgia Successful treatment of chronic kindney disease involves a multi-modal approach to identify and eliminate exacerbating factors together with implementation of veterinary therapeutic renal diets and medical management. Today’s Veterinary Practice is delighted to announce that the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (acvn.org) has …

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Treatment of Obesity

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN This new column explores one of the most common topics in nutrition: obesity. Recent research has better characterized the condition and identified new therapeutic approaches, which are discussed in-depth. Obesity is a frequently encountered condition in small animal veterinary practice and arguably the most common form of malnutrition. Weight loss …

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Beyond the Guaranteed Analysis: Comparing Pet Foods

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN The guaranteed analysis found on all pet foods sold under AAFCO guidelines cannot be used to compare one pet food to another. The macronutrients listed are reported as minima and maxima, instead of the actual amount typically found in the food, and values listed are a percentage of weight as-fed. …

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