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 effect on 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 To This Edition:
- 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.
Table of Contents:
Section 1: Basics of Nutrition
1. Energy and Water
4. Protein and Amino Acids
7. Digestion and Absorption
Section 2: Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats
8. Nutritional Idiosyncrasies of the Cat
9. Energy Balance
10. Carbohydrate Metabolism
11. Fat Requirements
12. Protein Requirements
13. Vitamin and Mineral Requirements
Section 3: Pet Foods
14. History and Regulation of Pet Foods
15. Pet Food Labels
16. Nutrient Content of Pet Foods
17. Types of Pet Foods
18. Evaluation of Pet Foods
Section 4: Feeding Management Throughout the Life Cycle
19. Feeding Regimens for Dogs and Cats
20. Pregnancy and Lactation
21. Nutritional Care of Neonatal Puppies and Kittens
23. Adult Maintenance
26. Nutritional Myths and Feeding Practices
Section 5: Nutritionally Responsive Disorders
27. Inherited Disorders of Nutrient Metabolism
28. Development and Treatment of Obesity
29. Diabetes Mellitus
30. Dietary Management of Urolithiasis in Cats and Dogs
31. Nutritionally-Responsive Dermatoses
32. Chronic Renal Failure
33. Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
34. Dental Health and Diet
35. Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Disease
36. Nutritional Care of Cancer Patients
37. Nutrition and Mobility NEW!
38. Nutrition and the Heart NEW!
Appendix 1: Estimated Metabolizable Energy Requirements for Dogs
Appendix 2: Estimated Metabolizable Energy Requirements of Adult Cats
Appendix 3: Standard Weights for American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Breeds (lbs)
By Linda P. Case, MS, Autumn Gold Consulting, Mahomet, IL; Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Leighann Daristotle, DVM, PhD, Manager, Scientific Communications, Procter and Gamble Pet Care, Lewisburg, OH;Michael G. Hayek, PhD, Associate Director, Research and Development, Procter and Gamble Pet Care, Lewisburg, OH and Melody Foess Raasch, DVM, Manager, Scientific Communications, Procter and Gamble Pet Care, Mason, OH