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About Pet Food

Internet information can be inaccurate and misleading. Understanding pet food basics such as ingredient lists and product labels can help owners and veterinarians make educated decisions about their pet’s nutritional health.
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Recommendations & Assessments

Nutrition is considered the 5th vital assessment. Learn how to perform a nutritional assessment and provide specific dietary recommendation for every pet, every time.
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Exam Room Tools

Practical tools to assist the veterinary healthcare team optimize the nutritional needs of each pet each time.
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Team Training

Be an advocate for your patient’s nutritional health with these team training strategies.
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Nutritional Calculator

Help pet owners understand the nutritional guidelines and calorie requirements necessary to achieve and maintain healthy weight in their adult cats and dogs. Designed exclusively for PNA, this tool produces a take-home report that details the targeted daily caloric intake based on ideal weight, current food and body condition score.

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Tools and Resources

How to Make Assessments

In order to make a specific dietary recommendation, it is essential to first perform a nutritional assessment. These screening evaluations will help to identify risk factors in order to promote optimal health and manage disease.

Making Recommendations

Nutrition is the 5th vital assessment. Provide specific dietary recommendations for every pet, every time.

About Pet Food

Internet information can be inaccurate and misleading. Understanding pet food basics such as ingredient lists and product labels can help owners and veterinarians make educated decisions about their pet’s nutritional health.

Exam Room Tools

Practical tools to assist the veterinary healthcare team optimize the nutritional needs of each pet each time.

Team Training

Be an advocate for your patient’s nutritional health with these team training strategies.

Controversial and Hot Topics

Find answers to common questions about canine and feline nutrition and the pet food industry in general.

Featured Contributors

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Dr. Margie Scherk

Dr. Scherk graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1982. In 1986 she opened Cats Only Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, practicing there until 2008. Dr. Scherk became board certified in Feline Practice by the American Board of...

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Julie Churchill

Dr. Julie Churchill graduated from Michigan State University (B.S and DVM.) She attended the University of Georgia for her small animal internship in medicine and surgery. She then completed combined residencies and her PhD...

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Kara Burns

Kara Burns is a licensed veterinary technician and holds a master’s degree in physiology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Kara is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians...

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Who's Behind PNA

All of the PNA nutritional content and tools have been provided by our panel of nutritional experts.

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    Dr. Colin F. Burrows is an Emeritus Professor of medicine and chair of the department of small animal clinical sciences at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. A board-certified veterinary internist, Dr. Burrows specialty is the study of canine and feline gastrointestinal, hepatic and pancreatic disease.

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    Douglas G Aspros has been a companion animal veterinary practitioner in suburban Westchester County, NY since earning his DVM degree from Cornell University. Dr. Aspros has been a member of the Pet Nutrition Alliance since 2011. Widely active in the profession, he served as president of the AVMA in 2012-13.

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    Dr. Berry completed an MSc in zoology, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1990. He started in mixed animal practice in southern Ontario, before moving to the Ottawa valley working in companion animal medicine.

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    Dr. Ken Lambrecht received his DVM from University of Missouri 1981. He has been the Medical Director and owner of an AAHA accredited practice in Madison, Wisconsin since 1995. He is currently medical director of West Towne Veterinary...

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    Dr. Laura Eirmann received her veterinary degree from Cornell and completed a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She was an instructor at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine then joined the staff of the Oradell Animal Hospital in 1997 and the Nestle Purina PetCare Company in 1998.

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    Dr. Lisa Freeman completed her DVM degree at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and, after completing a rotating small animal internship at North Carolina State University, received a PhD in Nutrition from Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

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    Dr. Scherk graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1982. In 1986 she opened Cats Only Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, practicing there until 2008. Dr. Scherk became board certified in Feline Practice by the American Board of...

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    Melanie Codi is a Licensed Veterinary Technician Specialist in Nutrition (LVT, VTS-Nutrition). She currently works at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, CT and Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ. She provides many continuing education lectures for veterinary technicians...

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    Ralph Johnson was raised on a family farm in North Dakota and became reluctantly familiar with animal husbandry practices and attendant chores during childhood. He eventually gravitated to association management, which has been his professional home for most of the past 37 years.

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    Dr. Little serves on the board of the Winn Feline Foundation and the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is a Feline Medicine Consultant for Veterinary Information Network (VIN). She is a peer reviewer for the Canadian Veterinary Journal and the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery...

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    Kara Burns is a licensed veterinary technician and holds a master’s degree in physiology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. Kara is the Founder and President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians...

  • Heather-Prendergast-RVT-CVPM

    Heather Prendergast has spent over 21 years in small animal practice, and attended New Mexico State University to obtain a Bachelors degree in Animal Science and St. Petersburg College and received her Associates degree ...

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    Dr. Julie Churchill graduated from Michigan State University (B.S and DVM.) She attended the University of Georgia for her small animal internship in medicine and surgery. She then completed combined residencies and her PhD...

Member Organizations and Founding Educational Sponsors

PNA represents all facets of pet nutrition and education through the hard work, support and dedication to the common cause for the best in pet nutrition and education.

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The Pet Nutrition Alliance thanks both Hills and Purina, our Founding Sponsoring Organizations, for their continued generosity and commitment to pet nutrition.