DermatologyDermatologic patients are often managed with topical and systemic pharmacologic therapies, but nutrition should be evaluated in all animals presenting with skin disease.
NutritionUnderstanding the different types of fiber and how to determine the fiber content of commercial diets for cats and dogs can guide optimal diet selection.
HepatologyAny nutritional intervention in the treatment of pancreatitis is predicated on the veterinarian distinguishing acute or chronic pancreatitis from other causes of gastrointestinal signs.
NutritionThe type of fatty acids fed to a patient, as well as the total amount of fatty acids in the diet, have the additional potential to improve or impair health.
NutritionWhile most commercial diets following AAFCO standards meet the amino acid and protein needs for almost all dogs and cats, home-prepared diets should be evaluated closely.
NutritionClient and pet preferences should be taken into account to ensure the best compliance with therapeutic recommendations.
NutritionIn dogs, nutrition is increasingly used to modify the response to tissue injury as part of a multimodal approach.
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.