Canine and Feline Nutrition and Dietetics, A Guide for the General Practitioner
By, Published February 16, 2021, FileType: PDF
He centrality of nutrition in the state of health of pets has emerged only in the recent years, both to prolong their life expectancy and to prevent the onset of serious diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus or liver lipidosis. The goal of this book is that each veterinarian can clearly answer the questions that are most frequently asked by the owners: Which type of food to choose? How to navigate between the different products on the market? The text also provides real recipes to be proposed in synergy with the nutritional handbooks of various food manufacturers, to consciously choose and be able to compare the nutritional characteristics of different products on the market. Nutrition is a fundamental aspect in the relationship between owners and pets and for this reason the text also gives great importance to aspects related to behavior and alimentary disturbances on an emotional basis.
The aim of this volume is to give nutritional advice which can be used in daily practice, to provide simple answers to the most frequently asked questions of our customers and to the needs of our patients, seeking the right compromise between knowledge and practicality. It starts with an overview of the basic nutrients and then we take into consideration nutrition at various stages of life, indicate which type of food to choose and how to compare the different foods, we evaluate the most correct nutritional approach for the most frequently diagnosed diseases.
The book also presents some simple recipes to be used in daily practice, together with the indications provided in the nutritional handbooks of different manufacturers of food, so that the customers can be able to choose and decide to choose the type of diet they want to follow. Finally, the chapter by Raimondo Colangeli deals with the theme of nutrition from a behavioral point of view, offering new and really useful food for thought in daily clinical practice.
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