Making Recommendations

Feeding Chart for Hospitalized Dogs & Cats

An example of a feeding form for hospitalized patients created by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). In PDF format titled "Feeding Chart".

The Savvy Cat Owners Guide to the Internet

A guide for dog and cat owners, i.e. "The Savvy Dog/Cat Owner’s Guide: Nutrition on the Internet". Full of tips on how to evaluate health information on the Internet. In PDF format called "Nutrition on the Internet Dogs" and "Nutrition on the Internet Cats" by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Myths & Misconceptions Surrounding Pet Foods

A concise explanation of common myths and misconceptions surrounding pet foods. The terms grain-free, natural, holistic, organic, and raw are defined as well as several common ingredients.

UC Davis Client Information Sheets

A library of printable client information sheets on nutritional management of chronic renal disease, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal disease, hepatic disease, uroliths, and weight management.

What are some specific considerations when choosing a dog or cat food?

What are the essential factors for a satisfactory diet for any animal?

Once a food has been chosen, what is the best way to transition a pet to the new food?

Balance IT Guaranteed Analysis Converter Tool

It can be difficult to compare the protein, fat and carbohydrate levels between different foods by using the information on a package's label. This is especially difficult when comparing pet foods with large differences in moisture (can vs. dry) or fiber level.

What nutritional changes need to be made after neutering a pet to prevent obesity?