3 Must-reads on veterinary nutrition

April 27, 2021
dvm360 Staff

From debunking pet food myths to exploring the history of the feline diet, these articles are guaranteed to help you brush up on your pet nutrition knowledge.

When it comes to pet nutrition, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. With the pet food industry constantly evolving, it's important to stay up to date with the latest research and recommendations. That's why we've selected 3 articles to sharpen your knowledge of pet nutrition.

From exploring the reason for high carbohydrates in cat food to the pros and cons of raw, homemade, and vegan diets for dogs and cats, to busting popular pet food myths and misconceptions–there's something for everyone. Happy reading!

  1. Paleontology for veterinarians: The evolution of cats and carbohydrates: Veterinarian and paleontologist Tom Rothwell, DVM, PhD, breaks down the evolution of cats, the chronology of cat nutrition, and some of the current consequences of the high carbohydrate cat diet.
  2. What you need to know about today’s veterinary diet trends: According to Lynsey Rinelli, DVM, it's important to be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of alternative therapeutic pet diets (eg, raw, homemade, and vegan). Find out the pros and cons of each of these diet trends, plus check out Rinelli's recommendations.
  3. Fact or fiction? Debunking common pet food myths: Dr Google has made it easy for pet owners to find conflicting nutrition information. Here are 8 different pet food myths and misconceptions, plus some tips on how to best discuss them with your clients.