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Issue number 24.3 Date Published 01/01/2014

Canine and Feline Nutrition

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Canine and Feline Nutrition

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Co-morbidity of overweight and obesity in dogs and cats

Issue number24.3 Published 10/02/2021

Co-morbidity of overweight and obesity in dogs and cats

Obesity is a nutritional disease of concern in both canine and feline pets, with up to 35% of adult dogs and cats in the United States reported to be either overweight or obese.

By Emi Kate Saito

It is essential to provide senior cats with easy access to fresh water.

Issue number24.3 Published 10/02/2021

Nutritional considerations for the aging cat

Improved veterinary care, nutrition and lifestyle have collectively improved the life expectancy of dogs and cats over the last 20 years.

By Vincent Biourge and Denise Elliott

Modern wolves share a common ancestry with the domestic dog, but their hunting range and behavior may have been significantly altered by the threat from humans.

Issue number24.3 Published 04/03/2021

Canine feeding behavior

Two trends appear to have become fashionable amongst dog owners in recent years...

By Jon Bowen

Calculating the energy content of pet food

Issue number24.3 Published 10/03/2021

Calculating the energy content of pet food

Why is it important to know the energy content of pet foods?

By Richard Butterwick

It is important that veterinarians and veterinary staff clearly explain to owners the differences between the therapeutic diet and the foods they may have easier access to, so the pet owner can better perceive the value of therapeutic diets.

Issue number24.3 Published 10/03/2021

Pets and pet foods – questions and answers

Veterinarians and practice support staff encounter questions and comments on a daily basis from clients regarding various aspects of petfoods, many of which are based on hearsay, popular belief and even falsehoods.

By Cailin Heinze

A demonstration of the solubility and viscosity of different fiber sources where equal amounts are added to 100 mL water. The oat and wheat bran do not absorb water and no changes are seen after 24 hours, whilst the wheat dextrin powder dissolves immediately and stays in solution. Psyllium powder absorbs water and forms a thick gel after 24 hours.

Issue number24.3 Published 25/03/2021

Cats and dietary fiber

Nutritionists and veterinarians have been interested in dietary fiber as a component of pet foods or as a supplement for many years.

By Allison Wara and Craig Datz