Royal Canin supports WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee

September 16, 2020
dvm360 Staff
dvm360, dvm360 October 2020, Volume 51, Issue 10

The WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee and Royal Canin have joined forces to help promote the distribution of credible pet nutrition resources.

Royal Canin has partnered with the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) to support the association's Global Nutrition Committee (GNC), which provides accurate nutritional information and recommendations for veterinary professionals and pet owners.

“Through the advocacy of its members and the resources it creates, GNC raises awareness of the central role of nutrition in companion animal health globally and advances the role of the veterinary health-care team as the expert source of information for optimal pet nutrition,” says WSAVA President Shane Ryan, BVSc (Hons), MVS, CVA, GradDipAnimChiro, MChiroSc, MRCVS, in an association release. "We are very pleased that Royal Canin, as one of the world’s global nutrition brands, is supporting the work of the GNC and look forward to working together."

The GNC offers a regularly updated toolkit of resources for veterinary teams, including educational content for pet owners. It also promotes the importance of performing a nutritional assessment and advocates for the inclusion of nutrition as a component of all veterinary and veterinary technician curricula. Additionally, committee members lecture and publish on a wide range of pet nutrition topics.

With widespread misinformation circulating about pet nutrition, Royal Canin’s Global Scientific Affairs Manager Thomas Brenten, DVM, MS, MANZCVS, hopes this partnership will create a clearer landscape for pet owners and veterinarians looking for credible sources about this important topic. “The GNC is a lighthouse, providing unbiased tools and resources reflecting the current state of knowledge. This is invaluable,” Brenten says.

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