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    Issue number 33.3 Published 19/01/2024

    Nutrition of aging cats

    Want to know how older cats differ in their nutritional needs from younger individuals? This article tells you what you need to know.

    By Lori Prantil and Becca Leung

    Issue number 33.1 Published 05/07/2023

    Dietary fiber: the clinician’s secret weapon

    “Fiber” is a term used daily when discussing animal diets, but what does it actually entail? Adam Rudinsky offers an overview of fiber in all its different aspects.

    By Adam J. Rudinsky

    Issue number 31.3 Published 06/10/2022

    Individualized pet nutrition

    This short paper explains why individualized nutrition is important for an animal’s health, how new technology now allows tailor-made nutritional solutions for pets, and the benefits it brings.

    By Emmanuelle Sagols and Sally Perea

    Issue number 31.3 Published 05/10/2022

    Sustainable sourcing of omega-3 (EPA/DHA) for cats and dogs

    Research has achieved a novel method of obtaining omega-3 fatty acids for inclusion in pet foods, as this short paper describes.

    By Taoufiq Errafi

    Issue number 31.3 Published 14/09/2022

    Calcium and phosphorus – getting the balance right

    It is critical to ensure that a puppy is neither over- nor under-supplied with certain nutrients and minerals during the growth phase, but this can be more difficult than it first appears, as discussed in this paper.

    By Linda Böswald and Britta Dobenecker

    Issue number 31.3 Published 17/08/2022

    FAQs about cat nutrition

    The feline species is unique in many ways, and none more so than in its nutritional requirements, as illustrated in this question-and-answer paper from Ana Lourenço.

    By Ana Luísa Lourenço

    Issue number 31.3 Published 04/08/2022

    Homemade diets – good or bad?

    Clinicians will often be faced with an owner who wants to feed their pet a homemade diet; this article looks at the potential problems and benefits such an approach can bring.

    By Marjorie Chandler

    Issue number 31.3 Published 27/07/2022

    Myths in cat nutrition

    A plethora of myths exist as to what a cat should or should not be fed to ensure a healthy lifestyle; this paper aims to put some of the inaccuracies to rest!

    By Karolina Hołda

    Issue number 24.3 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