Nutrition

Crunching the data on pet foods

Pet food labels are awash with unfamiliar ingredients, nutrient percentages, feeding directives, and marketing claims. Use these guidelines to help your clients understand the complexities of pet food labels and match dietary choices to pets’ nutritional needs.

Drugs and supplements: Working together to manage veterinary pain

When your patients are really hurting, a one-size-fits-all approach won’t cut it. Alleviating pain and discomfort is best achieved through a combination of modalities, including pharmaceuticals and supplements.

Are we stressing our cats out?

Eating issues in cats—whether too much or too little—may have a behavioral cause. Here’s why, and what to do about it.

When cats get hangry…

A new study finds an explanation for why it’s so difficult for owners of obese cats to restrict their pet’s diet.

What you need to know about today’s veterinary diet trends

A look at the advantages and disadvantages of raw, homemade, and vegan diets for dogs and cats.

Disuse muscle atrophy inhibited by nutritional supplement

The supplement Fortetropin has been shown to curb muscle atrophy associated with postoperative exercise restriction in dogs following surgical repair of cruciate tears.