Nutrition

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. Puppies and kittens are gradually weaned from the mother’s mature milk …

Today’s Technician: Developing a Nutrition Program in Your Practice

This article was originally published in the July/August 2012 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. Pet nutrition is big business. In a competitive market, veterinary practices need to …

Feeding Puzzles for Nutrition and Enrichment

Mental stimulation can benefit pets’ health in many ways. Feeding puzzles provide not only environmental enrichment, but also a fun way to control food portions. Get suggestions for how to use—and build!—feeding puzzles.

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