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.
No longer is nutritional management limited to diabetes mellitus or renal insufficiency; it now also addresses emotional disorders such as anxiety.
The nutritional goal with all sick companion animals is that they consume the designated diet in sufficient quantities.
As veterinary professionals, we know all too well that the signs of osteoarthritis (OA) can be missed or misinterpreted by pet owners.