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Nutrition

Today’s Technician
Developing a Nutrition Program in Your Practice 

Heather Lynch, RVT, LVT Pet nutrition is big business. In a competitive market, veterinary practices need to maximize their influence as pet care experts to help owners make appropriate, well-informed decisions. In 2012, it is estimated that pet owners will spend 52 billion dollars on their pets; approximately half of this will be spent on …

Journal Club
Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

NUTRITION ELISA Testing for Common Food Antigens in Four Dry Dog Foods Used in Dietary Elimination Trials Raditic DM, Remillard RL, Tater KC. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 2011; 95:90-97. Over-the-counter (OTC) pet foods that contain exotic protein sources are being marketed on an increasing basis. This study investigated whether common food antigens (ie, …

Food Allergy
Diagnostics & Therapeutic Food Options

  Craig Datz, DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice) & ACVN Food allergy has been recognized in animals for many years. While it is not a common condition in dogs and cats, successful diagnosis and treatment are rewarding. Food allergy and intolerance have been recognized in humans and animals for many years.1 These …

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