Canine and Feline Nutrition

A Resource for Companion Animal Professionals


  • Linda 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 & Gamble Pet Care, Lewisburg, OH
  • Michael Hayek, PhD, Associate Director, Research and Development, Procter & Gamble Pet Care, Lewisburg, OH
  • Melody Foess Raasch, DVM, Manager, Scientific Communications, Procter & Gamble Pet Care, Mason, OH

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.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09490-0

Table of Contents

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)