Varying nutritional needs as pets age


During this dvm360® interview, Martha Cline, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition), describes the differing nutritional needs of pets at each life stage

According to Martha Cline, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition), the nutritional requirements of a puppy versus a healthy adult dog versus a senior pet vary. Therefore, in this dvm360® interview at the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference in Atlantic City, Martha Cline, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition), she shares insight on factors that may influence these changes plus on incorporating an individualized approach.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Martha Cline, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition): When we look at animals aging, one of the main things that we see are changes with body composition, and also energy requirements. And we may have to adjust the amount of food that we're feeding and look at specific nutrients like protein, and adjust that based on the assessment of the individual animal.

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