Nutrition

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Novel Trends in Small Animal Nutrition: A Practical Guide

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN Nutritional assessment is a cornerstone of veterinary wellness care. Practitioners now encounter a number of new trends and controversies in small animal nutrition. This article examines the most common—grain-free, home-cooked, and raw diets—and addresses the controversy of carbohydrate/protein needs of feline patients. Nutritional assessment is a cornerstone of veterinary wellness …

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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 …

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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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