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Nutrition Notes

Step-by-Step Guide to Making an Enteral Nutrition Plan

Enteral feeding can be beneficial to a wide array of sick patients. This guide makes it easy for the general practitioner to provide this service.

Although this step-by-step guide can help clinicians make enteral nutrition plans, it is just a starting point. Enteral nutrition plans can be tailored to each individual patient.

Compliance Strategies for the Obese Patient

Although obesity can be a frustrating disorder to manage, these strategies can help you incorporate your clients into the pet’s individualized weight-loss plan.

Showing clients how to assess weight and discussing what “non-negotiables” are important to the human-animal bond are just a few strategies at increasing client compliance in a weight-loss plan.

Supplements for Small Animal Cancer Patients

Discussing the complementary role of herbs and dietary supplements with clients provides an opportunity for the veterinarian to strengthen the veterinarian-client relationship.

Veterinarians face multiple questions and challenges from clients whose pets have cancer, and clients appreciate veterinary guidance and the logical integration of appropriate herbs and dietary supplements with conventional therapies.

Nutrition for Small Animal Cancer Patients

Clients will have questions about popular “cancer diets,” making it critical for practitioners to understand how they might affect a patient.

Clients may be confused by outside advice on the best diet for their pet with cancer. Look to the science to cut through the noise, and be sure to understand how cancer treatment could cause gaps in nutrition.

Performing a Diet Trial to Identify Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

A complete diagnostic elimination–challenge diet trial isolates the cause of adverse food reactions through 4 phases.

Confirmation of an adverse food reaction depends on reduction or resolution of clinical signs while the animal is being fed a strict elimination diet, recurrence of clinical signs when the animal’s diet is challenged, and resolution of signs after the elimination diet has been reinstated.

Nutritional Management for Chronic Kidney Disease Versus Acute Kidney Injury

Dietary management is a valuable, and sometimes overlooked, aspect of managing patients dogs and cats with CKD or AKI.

Important differences exist in the nutritional management of CKD versus AKI in dogs and cats. We review the best diets for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease versus those with acute kidney injury.

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, and Intestinal Health of Dogs and Cats

Probiotics for dogs and cats have become more prevalent. But probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics have shown beneficial effects on some GI disorders in various clinical trials.

Probiotics for dogs and cats have become more popular with pet owners. Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics have shown beneficial effects on some GI disorders in various clinical trials.

Fish Oil Dosing in Pet Diets and Supplements

EPA and DHA may be beneficial in disease states, but use care when recommending EPA and DHA–containing VTDs and pet supplements concurrently.

EPA and DHA may be beneficial in disease states, but use care when recommending EPA and DHA–containing VTDs and pet supplements concurrently.

Nutritional Intervention for Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Many pet owners dismiss subtle behavioral changes in aging pets, which could be indicative of cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Veterinarians should learn to screen for CDS and know about the available treatments to alleviate the effects, including nutritional supplementation.

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