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Alternative diets.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11890122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As pet owners become more conscious of their own diets and the impact it has on their health, they naturally become more interested in what their animal companions are eating and how that might be affecting their pet's health. Many are exploring alternatives to standard commercial pet foods, and some are asking their veterinarians for advice. Small-animal nutrition is an ever-changing field. What veterinarians were taught 10 years ago may no longer be sound advice. This article explores some of the reasoning behind the development of both conventional commercial pet foods and the alternative foods and diets. It questions some of the conventional dogma as well as some of the trendy assumptions in the current marketplace. The intent is to provide the veterinarian with some balanced information on which to base nutritional advice to clients, and to begin forming new opinions or at least asking new questions. Guidelines on formulating a homemade diet for dogs are included.
Helen M Berschneider
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical techniques in small animal practice     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1096-2867     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Tech Small Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-13     Completed Date:  2002-06-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806359     Medline TA:  Clin Tech Small Anim Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed / analysis,  standards*
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Animals, Domestic / physiology*
Diet / veterinary*
Health Food / analysis,  standards*
Nutritional Requirements

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