Canine and Feline Nutrition A Resource for Companion Animal Professionals

ISBN-10: 0323066194
ISBN-13: 9780323066198
Edition: 3rd 2011
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Book details

List price: $88.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 5/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

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 general wellness and the 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 the right nutrition and feeding choices to promote their pets' health and prolong their lives. Updated coverage of nutrition topics includes the basics of nutrition, nutrient requirements of dogs and cats, pet food analysis, feeding strategies, life cycle recommendations, and nutritionally responsive disorders of the dog and cat. 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 Nutrition and Mobility and Nutrition and the Heart chapters include new clinical research and concepts. Completely updated content reflects the latest findings in clinical nutritional research. Coverage of pet food safety and pet food ingredients includes both commercially and home-prepared foods, to help in preventing zoonotic diseases associated with raw diets and to provide answers in light of the 2007 food-related toxicities and fatalities in U.S. pets. New clinical information includes topics such as: Taste receptors and their comparative differences between dogs and cats Small and large intestine microbial populations and their relevance to nutritional health Current understanding of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid families and their relevance to pet nutrition Taurine nutrition for both dogs and cats Vitamins D and E nutrition and several of the essential minerals The role of the FDA and other governing agencies in regulating pet food production and safety Current research and use of functional ingredients in pet foods Information regarding organic and natural foods, raw diets, and vegetarian/vegan foods Nutrition and fetal/neonatal developmentNutritional needs and feeding guidelines for geriatric dogs and cats Information on 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 practical advice for evaluating appropriate foods.

Basics of Nutrition
Energy and Water
Carbohydrates
Fats
Protein and Amino Acids
Vitamins
Minerals
Digestion and Absorption
Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats
Nutritional Idiosyncrasies of the Cat
Energy Balance
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Fat Requirements
Protein Requirements
Vitamin and Mineral Requirements
Pet Foods
History and Regulation of Pet Foods
Pet Food Labels
Nutrient Content of Pet Foods
Types of Pet Foods
Evaluation of Pet Foods
Feeding Management Throughout the Life Cycle
Feeding Regimens for Dogs and Cats
Pregnancy and Lactation
Nutritional Care of Neonatal Puppies and Kittens
Growth
Adult Maintenance
Performance
Geriatrics
Nutritional Myths and Feeding Practices
Nutritionally Responsive Disorders
Inherited Disorders of Nutrient Metabolism
Development and Treatment of Obesity
Diabetes Mellitus
Dietary Management of Urolithiasis in Cats and Dogs
Nutritionally-Responsive Dermatoses
Chronic Renal Failure
Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
Dental Health and Diet
Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Disease
Nutritional Care of Cancer Patients
Nutrition and Mobility NEW!
Nutrition and the Heart NEW!
Estimated Metabolizable Energy Requirements for Dogs
Estimated Metabolizable Energy Requirements of Adult Cats
Standard Weights for American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Breeds (lbs)
Glossary

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