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Manual of Veterinary Dietetics

Manual of Veterinary Dietetics is a comprehensive guide to diet and feeding recommendations for both healthy and sick pets. Recommendations are based on actual physical and nutritional assessment of patients and are designed to meet the wishes of concerned owners and the practical realities of the home environment. Nutritional management solutions address the particular health needs of patients, giving consideration to such issues as life stages, diet acceptance, medical response, and long-term benefit. The ultimate goal is to promote and sustain the nutritional health of pets in a manner that actively involves the owner and enhances the quality of the human-pet relationship.


Published: April 2004

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0123-6


  • Preface
    Introduction — ACVN Method
    Nutritional Assessment
    1 History
    2 Physical Exam
    3 Body Conditioning Scoring
    4 Laboratory Evaluation
    Normal Dogs
    5 Gestation and Lactation
    6 Growth
    7 Adults
    8 Athletes
    9 Geriatric Dogs
    Normal Cats
    10 Gestation and Lactation
    11 Growth
    12 Adults
    13 Geriatrics
    14 Nutrient Needs Specific to Cats
    Diet Factors
    15 Evaluating Commercial Diets
    Feeding Factors
    Clinical Dietetics
    16 Introduction
    17 Nutrient-Related diseases
    18 Diet-Induced Diseases
    Contemporary Issues in Clinical Nutrition
    19 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    20 Evaluating Information on the Web
    21 Evidence-Based Medicine
    22 The Trans-Theoretical Model of Behavior Change
    Basic Exotic Pet Nutrition
    Nutrient Sensitive Diseases
    A. NRC and AAFCO Nutrient Recommendations for Adult Dogs and Cats per 1,000 kcal ME
    B. Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats
    C. AAFCO Protocol Tests
    D. Some Ingredients Listed on Commonly Purchased Cat Foods in the United States, the Nutrients they Contain, and their Function in the Diet
    E. Examples of Official Definitions of Feed Ingredients Establishet by the AAFCO
    F. Homemade Diets and Exchange Lists
    G. Common Veterinary Drug-Nutrient Interactions
    H. Approximate Resting Energy Needs of Dogs and Cats


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