How well can you answer pet owners' questions about proper diet and feeding? Canine and Feline Nutrition, 3rd Edition describes the role of nutrition and its effects upon health and wellness and the dietary management of various disorders of dogs and cats. By using the book's cutting-edge research and clinical nutrition information, you'll be able to make recommendations of appropriate pet food and proper feeding guidelines. Pet nutrition experts Linda P. Case, MS, Leighann Daristotle, DVM, PhD, Michael G. Hayek, PhD, and Melody Foess Raasch, DVM, provide complete, head-to-tail coverage and a broad scope of knowledge, so you can help dog and cat owners make sound nutrition and feeding choices to promote their pets' health to prolong their lives.
Tables and boxes provide quick reference to the most important clinical information.
Key points summarize essential information at a glance.
A useful Nutritional Myths and Feeding Practices chapter dispels and corrects common food myths.
New to this Edition
New clinical information covers a wide range of emerging nutrition topics including the role of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid families in pet health and disease management.
Coverage of pet food safety and pet food ingredients includes both commercially and home-prepared foods and provides answers to pet owners' questions on these topics.
Completely updated content reflects the latest findings in clinical nutrition research.
Information regarding functional ingredients and dietary supplementation provides a scientifically based rationale for recommending or advising against dietary supplements.
Guidelines for understanding pet food formulations and health claims differentiate between "market-speak" and actual clinical benefits for patients, with practice advice for evaluating and selecting appropriate foods.
Section 1: Basics of Nutrition 1. Energy and Water 2. Carbohydrates 3. Fats 4. Protein and Amino Acids 5. Vitamins 6. Minerals 7. Digestion and Absorption Section 2: Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats 8. Nutritional Idiosyncrasies of the Cat 9. Energy Balance 10. Carbohydrate Metabolism 11. Fat Requirements 12. Protein Requirements 13. Vitamin and Mineral Requirements Section 3: Pet Foods 14. History and Regulation of Pet Foods 15. Pet Food Labels 16. Nutrient Content of Pet Foods 17. Types of Pet Foods 18. Evaluation of Pet Foods Section 4: Feeding Management Throughout the Life Cycle 19. Feeding Regimens for Dogs and Cats 20. Pregnancy and Lactation 21. Nutritional Care of Neonatal Puppies and Kittens 22. Growth 23. Adult Maintenance 24. Performance 25. Geriatrics 26. Nutritional Myths and Feeding Practices Section 5: Nutritionally Responsive Disorders 27. Inherited Disorders of Nutrient Metabolism 28. Development and Treatment of Obesity 29. Diabetes Mellitus 30. Dietary Management of Urolithiasis in Cats and Dogs 31. Nutritionally-Responsive Dermatoses 32. Chronic Renal Failure 33. Feline Hepatic Lipidosis 34. Dental Health and Diet 35. Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Disease 36. Nutritional Care of Cancer Patients 37. Nutrition and Mobility NEW! 38. Nutrition and the Heart NEW! Appendix 1: Estimated Metabolizable Energy Requirements for Dogs Appendix 2: Estimated Metabolizable Energy Requirements of Adult Cats Appendix 3: Standard Weights for American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Breeds (lbs) Glossary
By Linda P. Case, MS, Autumn Gold Consulting, Mahomet, IL; Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Leighann Daristotle, DVM, PhD, Manager, Scientific Communications, Procter and Gamble Pet Care, Lewisburg, OH; Michael G. Hayek, PhD, Associate Director, Research and Development, Procter and Gamble Pet Care, Lewisburg, OH and Melody Foess Raasch, DVM, Manager, Scientific Communications, Procter and Gamble Pet Care, Mason, OH
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Vets Today, December 2010.
"A sound and useful refresher, training aid and even a quick reference for veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, and practice pet health advisers."