Canine and Feline Nutrition

3rd Edition

A Resource for Companion Animal Professionals


  • Linda Case
  • Leighann Daristotle
  • Michael Hayek
  • Melody Foess Raasch
    • Print ISBN 9780323094900
    • Electronic ISBN

    Key Features

    • 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.

    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)


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