Veterinarians should take a more proactive role in directing dog breeders toward scientifically substantiated sources of diet information.
SDMA is not influenced by lean body mass and thus more accurately diagnoses the loss of kidney function.
Different prebiotics exert different effects on the composition and activity of feline intestinal microbiota.
There was substantial variation in nutrient composition of 15 dog milk replacers, and some products were closer approximations of dog milk than others.
A direct comparison of the metabolizable energy of whole prey items by in vivo feline and rooster experiments is needed.
Full-fat rice bran appears to be palatable for adult dogs.
Raw petfoods may harbor food safety pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.
Crude fiber concentration was not a reliable indicator of TDF concentration or dietary fiber composition.
An oral topically applied gel decreased oral malodor in dogs.
Decreased expression of E-cadherin has a role in the pathogenesis of IBD in dogs.
Feeding high-protein diets to overweight cats may help minimize decreases of mass-adjusted energy expenditure during weight loss.
The whole prey tested maintained short-term health and are adequately digestible for utilization in companion animal diets.
Opportunities exist to better understand the effect of natural petfood diets on pets’ health and nutrition outcomes.
Other factors than diet abrasiveness are more likely causes for dental problems observed in guinea pigs.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany tested using the direction of their voice to indicate the presence of food to dogs.
A low-copper, high-zinc diet can be a valuable alternative to continuous d-penicillamine administration for long-term management of dogs with copper-associated hepatitis.
There are several beneficial effects of high dietary NaCl intake over a relatively short time period.
A diet using polyunsaturated fatty acids has been shown to alleviate canine atopic dermatitis.
The effect of dietary inclusion of white lupin seed (WLS) on the milk composition and yield of rabbit does as well as the performance of their litters was studied.
Two studies were conducted using adult dogs to evaluate the effects of increasing the inclusion of soybean meal in an adult dog food on body composition, hematological, biochemical blood analyses and total tract nutrient digestibility.
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