NutritionImproper selection and maintenance of pet food bowls could create an unsafe environment for pets and people.
NutritionThe veterinary healthcare team should understand the “why” behind an owner’s need to provide treats and be prepared with appropriate recommendations for treats based on the individual pet and the owner when nutritional adjustments are needed.
Exotic MedicinePet bird owners influence their bird’s diet and therefore have a major impact on their birds’ health and longevity. Educating the owner on proper nutrition is one of the most important roles of the veterinary healthcare team.
NutritionThe underlying cause of FIC is unknown and presentation and clinical signs vary widely. Working with owners to appropriately structure the environment for their cat(s) and providing feeding guidelines to support urinary health and ideal body weight will, at a minimum, increase the cat’s wellbeing.
NutritionKeeping the lines of communication open is extremely important when a client is considering feeding a home-prepared diet, whether raw or cooked, to their pets.
NutritionClinical nutrition plays a critical role in successful long-term management of patients with osteoarthritis.
Banfield’s 2020 VET Report focuses on the overweight adult dogs and the factors that appear to be affecting owner engagement and successful weight loss.
Many elements make up a weight management clinic, and setting up these clinics in practice can be very rewarding for all involved.
Alternative pet diets such as grain-free and gluten-free might be permeating the market, but educating clients on the components of a balanced pet diet will ward off malnutrition.