Study: How Cats’ Weights Change Over Time
“The monitoring of body weight is an important indicator of health in both humans and animals,” says one of the study authors. “It’s a data point that is commonly collected at each medical appointment, is simple to monitor at home, and is an easy point of entry into data-driven animal wellness.”
Alternative Ways to Discuss Pet Obesity and Weight Loss
Veterinary teams need to find alternative ways to avoid upsetting their clients and to gain their trust in communicating the best nutritional requirements for their patients.
Nutrition Notes: Prebiotics and Probiotics for Dogs and Cats
It can be challenging to find nutraceuticals that do what their manufacturers say they do — here’s what’s behind the hype of probiotics and prebiotics.
Nutrition Notes: Key Nutritional Factors in Treating Pancreatitis
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are one of the leading causes for which pets present to veterinary hospitals. When managing a patient nutritionally, the health care team should be knowledgeable of key nutritional factors and their impact.
Vital SignsNutritionFeeding the Critical Canine and Feline Patient
MEETING NUTRITIONAL NEEDS Nutrition is an important component of the hospitalized patient’s treatment plan. Nutrition is vitally important to the hospitalized patient. Unfortunately, the nutritional needs of hospitalized patients are often overlooked. Doctors’ orders might not include specific feeding instructions. Patients may be unwilling or unable to eat or may not be consuming adequate calories …
Starting Strong: Puppy and Kitten Nutrition
The average puppy or kitten enters its new home between 7 and 9 weeks of age. During the subsequent months, the veterinary team must impart a strong nutritional foundation to help to support the growth and development of the patient throughout this demanding period.
Giant Expectations: Nutrition for the Large-Breed Puppy
Diet selection and growth rate management are equally critical in preventing developmental orthopedic disease in growing large-breed dogs.
The Gastrointestinal Microbiota: An Introduction
This article examines the important role microbiota plays in the development, immune regulation, and maintenance of an animal’s GI health.
Develop a Nutrition Program in Your Practice
With pet obesity on the rise and ever more complicated pet food options available, experienced guidance is more important than ever. Here’s how to develop a practical nutrition program for your practice.
How and Why to Feed Canine Parvovirus Patients Right Away
Canine parvovirus is a longstanding nemesis of veterinary professionals. Learn why enteral feeding benefits patients with this common disease and how to measure, place, and use nasoesophageal and nasogastric tubes.