DVM InFocus, Jun 1, 2004 - DVM
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DVM InFocus, Jun 1, 2004
Special Report
Nutritional management of canine brain aging
By Gary Landsberg, DVM, BSc, DACVB , Philip R. Roudebush, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
Veterinarians have found canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome may be progressive.
Take steps to becoming an outpatient nutritional advisor
By Thomas E. Catanzaro, DVM, MHA, FACHE, Dipl. ACHE
Nurtured means they know the desired outcome and accept the accountability for getting there with the client and patient...
Identify at-risk patients when battling obesity
By Sean J. Delaney DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVN
Small animals are supplied with an abundance of highly nutritious and palatable food.
How to enterally refeed a critically ill patient
By Rebecca L. Remillard, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACVN
Fiber incorporated into initial refeeding formulas helps to normalize intestinal water content and buffer intraluminal toxins, and hence controls diarrhea.
DVM as nutritional consultant
By Jim Irwin, DVM
Fortunately, there are numerous quality diets to choose from.
Canine zinc-responsive dermatosis
By Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD
In addition, over-supplementation with vitamins and minerals has been linked to reduced zinc uptake in the gastrointestinal tract.
Nutritional compliance: It takes diligence, experts say
By Daniel R. Verdon
Our society is losing the war on obesity. And bad eating habits have spilled into the pet population. No matter how hard you preach, many clients don't seem to heed the warnings. In fact, client compliance with nutritional recommendations for therapeutic foods ranks at a dismal 12 percent compliance rate out of the the 59 percent of all dogs and cats that have visited a veterinarian and would benefit from treatment with a therapeutic diet, according to last year's American Animal Hospital Association's (AAHA) study. It was the worst compliance category. The survey estimates lost revenue in excess of $110,000 per veterinarian per year for therapeutic pet foods alone.
Nutritional diseases can still pose problems for companion avian species
By Michael P. Jones, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Hemochromatosis results from excessive accumulation of iron in various body tissues.
The role of nutrition in management of canine and feline urolithiasis
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM , Jody P. Lulich, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Results of experimental and clinical investigation have confirmed the importance of dietary modifications in medical protocols designed to promote dissolution and prevention of uroliths.
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