How well can you answer pet owners' questions about proper diet and feeding? Canine and Feline Nutrition, 3rd Edition describes the role of nutrition and its effects upon health and wellness and the dietary management of various disorders of dogs and cats. By using the book's cutting-edge research and clinical nutrition information, you'll be able to make recommendations of appropriate pet food and proper feeding guidelines. Pet nutrition experts Linda P. Case, MS, Leighann Daristotle, DVM, PhD, Michael G. Hayek, PhD, and Melody Foess Raasch, DVM, provide complete, head-to-tail coverage and a broad scope of knowledge, so you can help dog and cat owners make sound nutrition and feeding choices to promote their pets' health to prolong their lives.
• Tables and boxes provide quick reference to the most important clinical information.
• Key points summarize essential information at a glance.
• A useful Nutritional Myths and Feeding Practices chapter dispels and corrects common food myths.
• New clinical information covers a wide range of emerging nutrition topics including the role of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid families in pet health and disease management.
• Coverage of pet food safety and pet food ingredients includes both commercially and home-prepared foods and provides answers to pet owners’ questions on these topics.
• Completely updated content reflects the latest findings in clinical nutrition research.
• Information regarding functional ingredients and dietary supplementation provides a scientifically based rationale for recommending or advising against dietary supplements.
• Guidelines for understanding pet food formulations and health claims differentiate between "market-speak" and actual clinical benefits for patients, with practice advice for evaluating and selecting appropriate foods.
This book attempts to convey an understanding of thebasic nutrition and nutritional requirements of cats and dogs. Thepurpose is to provide pet professionals and hobbyists an understandingof basic nutrition to enable them to provide optimal nutritional carethroughout the life of the cat or dog. These worthy objectives are metby the authors. This book is intended for companion animalveterinarians, veterinary students, animal scientists, nutritionists,breeders, exhibitors, judges, trainers, hobbyists, and any others whocare about the health and well-being of their cat or dog. Numerouscolor tables and some black-and-white figures are featured. The bookhas a nice layout, with six broad sections that are divided intoseveral chapters and concluded by a review of the key points. It is anattractive book. This is a useful book for the student and hobbyistas well as a good reference for the practicing small animalveterinarian. Written in a clear and concise manner, it addresses factsas well as myths in this important area of pet care. I recommend thisbook to students, libraries, and bookstores.